Aston Martin to Launch DB9 Carbon Edition

By Paul Joseph

Iconic British car brand Aston Martin are to launch two new versions of its classic Vantage and DB9 models at the Geneva Motor Show which begins this week, the latter as a striking carbon edition.

Available in a choice of black or white, the special edition model revives Aston Martin’s ‘carbon’ theme, which was last used on the DB9 back in 2010, prior to the car’s transformation into the Aston Martin formerly known as the Virage.

The latest model features lightweight carbon fibre to save on weight and improve performance, but the main differences with the standard DB9 are aesthetic.

On the car’s interior carbon fibre also covers the top section of the facia and the door handles, whilst an array of black leather, matching the black instrument panel and carbon fibre trim, add a stylish inside finish.

No changes have been made to the powertrain, with a 6.0-litre V-12 engine delivering 510 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque, allowing a top speed of 183 mph.

As for the new V8 Vantage N430, it will be available in retro Aston racing green paint and DBR1 inspired yellow highlights, and boasts fixed carbon/Kevlar seats and forged wheels helping shave 20kg from the kerb weight.

In terms of speed, it can go from 0-60mph a tenth quicker than the standard Vantage (now 4.6 seconds) and 10mph faster at the top end, hitting 190mph flat out, the same as the Vantage S.

Sales of the new DB9 and Vantage editions will begin shortly after their debuts at the Geneva Motor Show, which begins this week.

By Paul Joseph