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Latest model: Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition 2011
Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition 2011Following on from the success of the Aston Martin DBS Carbon Black, presented in 2009, the 2011 Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition will be available in two new colors including Flame Orange and Ceramic Grey together with the existing Carbon Black. Every Aston Martin DBS will undergo Aston Martin's original paint workflow 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 feature to specify a satin lacquer paint finish, creating a silk-like texture.

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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 feature. Complementing the wheels, black brake callipers will be provided as traditional with yellow, orange, red or grey as an feature. Harmonising with the look finish is a warm black grille, carbon fibre mirror heads, carbon back lamp in-fills and smoked back lights creating a Aston Martin DBS specification like never before.

The cosseting and inviting dashboard 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 dashboard 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 premium envelope to the cab. Immediately distinguishing the Carbon Edition from a traditional Aston Martin DBS is the carbon fibre facia with a carbon weave that has been positioned exactly to follow the form of the dash. Only by hand can the fibres be laid to create a perfectly aligned weave.