DBS V12 Carbon Edition coupe
DBS V12 Carbon Edition coupe

DBS V12 Carbon Edition coupe

(2011 - 2012), 2012MY

Introduced at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, the DBS Carbon Edition was an evolution of the the previous Carbon Black model from 2009 and based on the 2+2 version of the 2012MY DBS. The Carbon Edition was only available in 3 different colours, Ceramic Grey and (rare) Flame Orange  plus the already especially formulated Carbon Black. A first for Aston Martin was the option to specify a satin lacquer paint finish, creating a silk-like texture.

DBS V12 Carbon Edition coupe

The special or unique features that distinguish the Carbon Edition are

  • Ceramic Grey, Flame Orange or especially formulated AML Carbon Black
  • Optional satin lacquer paint finish
  • Black meshes (bonnet and side strakes), silver mesh was a cost option
  • Black front grille, bright grille was a no-cost option
  • Smoked rear lamps with carbon fibre infill
  • Carbon fibre mirror caps
  • Zircotek coated black finish to the tailpipes
  • Optional black window surround (DLO – day light openings)
  • Choice of thee optional wheel finishes (black/diamond turned, reverse black painted /diamond turned – unique to the Carbon Edition and full painted black).
  • Obsidian Black, Sahara Tan or Madagascar Orange semi-aniline leather
  • Obsidian Black or Sahara Tan carpet
  • Black quilted leather headlining and black alcantara cantrails
  • Carbon fibre upper facia and piano black centre console
  • Carbon fibre sill plaques with laser-cut ‘carbon’ logos
  • Anodised black B&O speaker grilles
  • Carbon fibre trimmed paddle tips (instead place of leather on the standard DBS)
  • Black brake calipers with optional gold, grey, red and yellow

The Flame Orange example below was photographed on the factory stand at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Flame Orange was not popular with buyers attracted to the subtle and predictable AML Carbon Black and Ceramic Grey offerings.