Carbon Black DBS and V12 Vantage

Aston Martin has just released two Carbon Black Editions of it’s most aggressive coupes : the DBS and the V12 Vantage.  These special editions have a new black paint job as well as all the black options from the list (wheels, side strakes for the Vantage, wheels, and piano black consoles).  They will also have specific tread plates and sill plaques.

I imagine these cars will look really good.  Most cars usually look good in black but these two aggressively styled Astons should be awesome.  The price is announced as being 5% over the standard cars which sounds like OK value for money considering the options that are included with these cars. For the V12 Vantage, they’re also throwing in a free PDC (Performance Driving Course).  If the feedback on the Aston Martin’s Owners Club forum is anything to go by, this all-day course is really excellent and gives the owner a much better understanding of the potential of his car.  Being the lucky owner of a V8 Vantage Roadster (actually a black one too…), I’m intending on trying this course next spring.  I will post my observations once I’ve completed it.

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