2011 Aston Martin DBS
Following on from the success of the Aston Martin DBS Carbon Black, introduced in 2009, the 2011Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition will be available in 2 new colours including Ceramic Grey and Flame Orange together with the existing Carbon Black. Each 2011 Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition will undergo Aston Martin’s unique paint process receiving 7 layers of paint together with a twenty five hour hand flat-and-polish finish resulting in a glass veneer normally the reserve of jewellery production. A first for Aston Martin cars is the option to specify a satin lacquer paint finish, creating a silk-like texture.
The Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition features ten-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 orange, yellow, red or grey as an option. Harmonising with the exterior finish is a carbon fibre mirror heads, warm black grille, carbon rear lamp in-fills and smoked rear lights creating a Aston Martin DBS specification like never before.
The inviting and cosseting interior of the coupe plays host to the familiar swathes of maranello orange or obsidian black semi-aniline leather. This type of leather is more softer to touch and natural looking. The interior of a Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition will take in excess of seventy 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 Aston Martin 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 component 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 DBS Carbon Edition direct to the fingertips. A unique carbon fibre special edition sill plaque with laser etched metal inlay completes the specification.
The standard Aston Martin DBS has recently been updated to feature the new Aston Martin Garmin satellite navigation system possessing improved intuition and graphics to provide a sleeker user experience. Beam blade windscreen wipers are also a new feature that providing reduced a cleaner wipe and wind noise, 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.