Aston Martin DBS V12 Carbon Edition




Models Aston Martin DBS V12 Carbon Edition

Aston Martin DBS V12 Carbon Edition

Year of production 2011 - 2012

Model: DBS V12 (2007 - 2012)

Wikipedia (DBS V12): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Martin_DBS

(2011 - 2012)  2012MY

It is a version of DBS Coupe and DBS Volante with a choice of 3 body colours (Flame Orange, Ceramic Grey, Carbon Black) with glass veneer appearance (optional satin lacquer paint finish), 10-spoke gloss black diamond turned wheels with a reversed diamond turned (optional full gloss black) finish, black (optional yellow, orange, red or grey) brake calipers, warm black grille, carbon fibre mirror heads, carbon rear lamp in-fills, smoked rear lights, obsidian black or maranello orange semi-aniline leather upholstery, leather-quilted headlining for DBS Carbon Edition coupe, carbon fibre facia with a carbon weave positioned exactly to follow the form of the dashboard, unique carbon fibre special edition sill plaque with laser etched metal inlay, Aston Martin Garmin satellite navigation system, beam blade windscreen wipers.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Delivery began in the first quarter of 2012.

Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition

Following on from the success of the DBS Carbon Black, introduced in 2009, the 2011 Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition will be available in two new colours including Flame Orange and Ceramic Grey together with the existing Carbon Black. Each DBS will undergo Aston Martin's unique paint process receiving seven layers of paint together with a 25 hour hand flat-and-polish finish resulting in a glass veneer normally the reserve of jewellery production. A first for Aston Martin is the option to specify a satin lacquer paint finish, creating a silk-like texture.

The Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition features 10-spoke gloss black diamond turned wheels with a reversed diamond turned or full gloss black finish as an option. Complementing the wheels, black brake callipers will be delivered as standard with yellow, orange, red or grey as an option. Harmonising with the exterior finish is a warm black grille, carbon fibre mirror heads, carbon rear lamp in-fills and smoked rear lights creating a DBS specification like never before.

The cosseting and inviting interior of the coupe plays host to the familiar swathes of obsidian black or maranello orange semi-aniline leather. This type of leather is more natural looking and softer to touch. The interior of a Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition will take in excess of 70 man hours to hand stitch and finish.

On the Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition coupe, the headlining is quilted in leather providing a luxurious envelope to the cabin. Immediately distinguishing the Carbon Edition from a standard DBS is the carbon fibre facia with a carbon weave that has been positioned exactly to follow the form of the dashboard. Only by hand can the fibres be laid to create a perfectly aligned weave.

The magnesium alloy paddles that control the Touchtronic II automatic gearbox are tipped with carbon fibre bringing the Carbon Edition direct to the fingertips. A unique carbon fibre special edition sill plaque with laser etched metal inlay completes the specification.

The standard DBS has recently been updated to feature the new Aston Martin Garmin satellite navigation system possessing improved graphics and intuition to provide a sleeker user experience. Beam blade windscreen wipers are also a new feature providing reduced wind noise and a cleaner wipe, even at high speeds.

Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition prices start at £186,582 (€257,912/$287,576) for the Coupe and £196,581 (€272,913/$302,576) for the Volante with customer deliveries expected from quarter one 2012.

The special or unique features that distinguish the Carbon Edition are

  • Ceramic Grey, Flame Orange or especially formulated AML Carbon Black
  • Optional satin lacquer paint finish
  • Black meshes (bonnet and side strakes), silver mesh was a cost option
  • Black front grille, bright grille was a no-cost option
  • Smoked rear lamps with carbon fibre infill
  • Carbon fibre mirror caps
  • Zircotek coated black finish to the tailpipes
  • Optional black window surround (DLO – day light openings)
  • Choice of thee optional wheel finishes (black/diamond turned, reverse black painted /diamond turned – unique to the Carbon Edition and full painted black).
  • Obsidian Black, Sahara Tan or Madagascar Orange semi-aniline leather
  • Obsidian Black or Sahara Tan carpet
  • Black quilted leather headlining and black alcantara cantrails
  • Carbon fibre upper facia and piano black centre console
  • Carbon fibre sill plaques with laser-cut ‘carbon’ logos
  • Anodised black B&O speaker grilles
  • Carbon fibre trimmed paddle tips (instead place of leather on the standard DBS)
  • Black brake calipers with optional gold, grey, red and yellow

The Flame Orange example below was photographed on the factory stand at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Flame Orange was not popular with buyers attracted to the subtle and predictable AML Carbon Black and Ceramic Grey offerings.

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Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition

Carbon fibre bonnet, front wings, doors. Carbon fibre front splitter. Carbon fibre rear diffuser. Carbon-ceramic brakes. Carbon fibre propshaft. Dammit, even carbon fibre door pulls. How much more 'carbon' can you make the Aston Martin DBS?

 By calling it Carbon Edition and giving it carbon fibre door mirrors and rear lens inlay panels, a carbon weave centre console finish and 'Carbon' kickplates...

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