When it comes to pure car body styling, the Aston Martin DB9 has always been one of my favorites. Now, it’s even sexier in two new special editions, Carbon Black and Carbon White.
Style and visual drama are the special editions hallmarks as they perfectly emphasize the timeless GT’s sporting nature.
The new Carbon Black accentuates the 183 mph DB9’s 6.0-litre V12 potential through a strong dark theme underpinned by a unique combination of lightweight carbon fiber features. Meanwhile, the contemporary Carbon White special edition creates a dramatic visual effect with the carbon fiber and dark elements contrasting strongly against the Stratus White paint and accented caliper color.
Inside, a strong black styling theme with a choice of accent colous in line with the caliper shade showcases carbon fiber details and new black hardware.
Striking exterior additions for both Carbon Black and Carbon White editions include carbon fiber side strakes, black window surrounds and a black diffuser, reinforcing the powerful visual themes.
The cars have details like embroidered headrests, a bang & olufsen stereo and carbon fiber door handles. Bespoke sill plaques with the Carbon Black or Carbon White logo, communicate the cars’ rarity, too.
Of course the styling changes don’t alter the DB9’s inherent grand touring capabilities, qualities that make it the world’s most admired and desired GT.
Today’s DB9 features the modern AM11 V12 engine which uses ‘Gen4’ VH architecture and hardware, tuned to suit the character of a classic GT. The result is an engine with effortless torque of up to 620 Nm and peak power of 517 PS.
Prices for the special edition DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White models are available on application at any of Aston Martin’s 147 dealers.
Aston Martin Design Director Marek Reichman explained: “The classic DB9 Carbon Black and daring DB9 Carbon White special editions give this timeless GT a fresh and highly desirable new appearance. Meanwhile, the exciting details that define N430 should leave no one in any doubt about the car’s motorsport roots. Bold graphic treatments and the option of vivid colour combinations conjure up clear visual echoes of the race circuit.”
Horsepower @ RPM:517 @ 6500
Torque @ RPM: 457 @ 5500
Displacement: 6.0 L
0-60 time: 4.6 sec.
Top Speed: 183 mph
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