After revealing the updated Vantage, Aston Martin have decided to launch special editions of their DBS and V12 Vantage sports cars. They’re called the Carbon Black editions and while that sounds very cool and exciting, the changes made to the cars aren’t all that significant. The name comes from the paintwork the cars will receive which takes more than 50 hours to apply and after being completed have to go through a rigorous quality check.
The modifications for the V12 Vantage will include, apart from the paint, a carbon fibre side streak, a new bright finish for the front grille and parking sensors as standard. Inside it gets Obsidian Black leather seats but you can opt for lightweight seats as well, which are 17 kilograms lighter. Interior changes are the same for both the DBS and V12 Vantage and both cars will get Aston’s special 10-spoke alloy wheels with gloss black detailing. Other than that, the DBS seems to have remained standard on the outside. On the Vantage, Aston’s Premium Audio System comes as standard while the DBS gets a Bang & Olufsen system.
Aston Martin haven’t released the exact pricing yet but they claim that these special editions will cost about 5% more than the standard cars.