V12 Vantage Carbon Black
V12 Vantage Carbon Black

V12 Vantage Carbon Black

(2010 - 2012) 2010.75MY, 2011MY, 2012MY

Shortly before Christmas 2009, AM announced a pair of similar special editions based of the V12 Vantage and DBS Coupe/Volante. The Carbon Black models featured bespoke metallic Carbon Black paint especially formulated with a subtle metallic twist to create a deep rich patina. For the V12 Vantage the iconic Aston Martin side strake was fashioned from real carbon fibre backed by a black mesh and complimented with gloss black 10 spoke diamond turned alloy wheels. A bright finished grille and front parking sensors (normally an option) completed the exterior detailing.



V12 Vantage Carbon Black

Inside, owners were be greeted to swathes of Obsidian Black leather highlighted with a contrast silver coarse stitch. Lightweight seats formed from Carbon Fibre and Kevlar saving 17 kg over the standard seat were available (certain markets only) together with Piano black facia trim, centre stack and centre console, anodised black tread plates and unique sill plaques built on the carbon theme. The Aston Martin 700W Premium Audio System was delivered as standard in the V12 Vantage Carbon Black.

Customers who ordered a Carbon Black Edition V12 Vantage had the opportunity to experience Aston Martin’s renowned Performance Driving Course free of charge which offered a memorable day helping customers to equip themselves with the skill sets to enhance the enjoyment of their Aston Martin on the track. The price for the V12 Vantage Carbon Black attracted a 5% premium over base V12 Vantage.

Specification of the V12 Vantage Carbon Black :-

  • Coachwork in bespoke Carbon Black metallic paint (one car in Montana Orange)
  • Manual gearbox
  • Obsidian Black leather with a contrast silver coarse stitch
  • Obsidian Black alcantara headlining
  • Obsidian Black carpet
  • Anodised black steering wheel airbag trim
  • 10 spoke diamond turned wheels with gloss black finish
  • Bright finish grille
  • Front parking sensors
  • Carbon Fibre side strakes with black meshes
  • Lightweight seats (Sports seats optional, standard in North America)
  • Piano Black facia trim
  • Anodised sill tread plates with unique sill plaques
  • Aston Martin 700W Premium Audio System (B&O Beosound optional on later examples)

Although it was not a numbered limited edition, the Carbon Black was limited to just a single car per dealer, so they are quite scarce. A second numbered edition of the Carbon Black V12 Vantage was offered in some markets during 2012.

The above images are actually the correct ones for this page. Only one example of the V12 Vantage Carbon Black was not finished in black. The car was commissioned as a press demonstrator and was painted in distinctive Montana Orange. It was photographed at the 2013 Aston Martin Heritage Trust Festival.