Posted 2009-12-20 in Car

Black really is the new black: Aston Martin Carbon Black Special Editions

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The chaps over at Aston Martin just revealed that they will be releasing a series of limited edition versions of their flagship sports cars, the DBS and the V12 Vantage. The theme is black, as black as black can be.

The cars are subjected to some serious customization. They're hand-painted (50 man-hours per vehicle) using bespoke "Carbon Black" (the name of the series) metallic paint and are offered with genuine carbon fiber side strake backed by a black mesh and complimented with gloss black 10 spoke diamond turned alloy wheels. Front parking sensors and a bright finished grille complete the work on the outside.

The leather interior features Obsidian black leather with silver stitching. 17 kilos of weight is shaved off by using seats made of a combination of kevlar and carbon fiber s well as Piano black facia trim, centre stack and centre console, anodised black tread plates and unique sill plaques build on the carbon theme. To top it off, the cars will feature sound systems from both AM themselves and B&O (the Vantage and the DBS, respectively). The cars are available to order and the expected price will be around 5% more than the base model.

Some feel that Aston Martin at times can be just a little conservative, a Rolex of sorts, but I think it's nice to see that not everybody's thriving to be just overly silly when it comes to limited editions. Aston Martin might not be the most avant-garde company around, but who cares - finding someone who genuinely dislikes Aston Martin is tough.