One of the foremost British automobile manufacturers of luxury sports cars, Aston Martin, has now announced the introduction of the all-new 2011 Aston Martin Carbon Edition at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA 2011). Carrying on with the legacy of Aston Martin DBS Carbon Black that was introduced in the year 2009, the all new Carbon Edition models have been designed and developed to provide the customers with a more lightweight DBS option that will also be available in two new colors, namely Flaming Orange and Ceramic Grey, along with the traditional black body paint option. These bespoke luxury vehicles will be given a special paint process, during which the cars will be painted with seven layers of paint that will be supplemented by a 25 hour hand flat-and-polish finish. Furthermore, for the first time in the glorious legacy of Aston Martin, the company will now be offering the customers an option to go for a satin lacquer paint finish for silk like texture.
The breathtakingly gorgeous 2011 Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition features 10-spoke gloss black diamond turned wheels, while the brake calipers will be offered in a series of color options including yellow, orange, red or grey. Also, to further accentuate the beauty of the Carbon Edition models, Aston Martin has made use of a stunning black grille, carbon fiber mirror heads, carbon rear lamp in-fills etc. On the inside the 2011 Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition features luxurious semi-aniline leather that will be available in either obsidian black or maranello orange color schemes and as per Aston Martin, it will take more than 70 hours of hand stitching to finish the upholstery. Aston Martin has made use of carbon fiber extensively to give the vehicles more elegance and keep their weights in check. The Touchtronic II automatic gearbox’s magnesium alloy paddles are tipped in carbon fiber and the cars will also feature a carbon fiber special edition sill plaque that will be given a laser etched metal inlay.
On the technology side, the 2011 Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition has been provided with an all new Aston Martin Garmin satellite navigation system. These gorgeous and feature packed vehicles will be available for purchase in the first quarter of 2012 and the Carbon Edition will carry a starting price of $287,576 for the coupe, while the open-top Volante will come with a price tag of $302,576.