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Aston Martin debuts special edition V12 Vantage and DBS models in Geneva


March 4, 2010

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage Carbon Black Edition

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage Carbon Black Edition

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To celebrate the success of its V12 Vantage Aston Martin has debuted a Carbon Black Edition at this year’s Geneva Auto Show. Additionally, to commemorate Dr. Ulrich Bez’s 10th year as Chief Executive of the company, a DBS UB-2010 edition was unveiled along with a new Works Service Tailored service. The new service offers customers of both new and existing Aston Martins personal tailored options focusing on customizing color and materials to customer’s personal tastes.

V12 Vantage Carbon Black Edition

The new V12 Vantage Carbon Black Edition features specially formulated Carbon Black metallic paint with each car undergoing 50 man-hours of hand painting to achieve the car’s deep rich finish. The iconic Aston Martin side strake has been fashioned from carbon fiber 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) complete the exterior detailing. Each Carbon Black is bestowed with a carbon fiber sill plaque etched with V12 Vantage Carbon Black in stainless steel.

DBS UB-2010 Limited Edition

Consisting of a limited run of 40 DBS comprising 20 Coupes and 20 Volantes each DBS UB-2010 features a unique ‘Azurite Black’ paint finish, a metallic bronze leather with woven leather seat inserts and a ‘Cryptic Titan’ facia finish. Each car will bare ‘UB-2010’ sill plaques signed by Dr. Bez together with a final inspection plate after Dr. Bez has signed-off each of the 40 cars personally.

Works Service Showcase

To showcase just what the new Works Service Tailored service can do Aston Martin displayed two cars in Geneva; a Magma Red Rapide featuring tailored ‘Cryptic Titan’ facia and door finishers and a DB9 with Blue Pearl white paint, gun metal exterior metal work, Blue Gin Leather and an African Walnut wood finish.

The Works Service dates back to the 1920’s offering services ranging from ground up restorations, to modifying and creating bespoke solutions to cater to individual tastes. Its evolution into the new Tailored service sees it extend the personal tailored options available through Aston Martin’s Work Service facility.

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