2014 New York Auto Show: 2015 Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Edition arrives in the US

Article by Andrew Christian, on April 22, 2014

Aston Martin has unveiled the 2015 Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Edition at the New York Auto Show. The DB9 Carbon Edition is primary available in Carbon Black and Carbon White specifications, but customers could opt to bestow their units with one of the available colors in Aston Martin. The Carbon Black specification features a strong dark theme underpinned by a distinct mix of lightweight carbon fiber attributes.

On the other hand, the Carbon White special edition features dark elements that perfectly contrast against the Stratus White paint and accented caliper color. Both the Carbon Black and Carbon White editions don carbon fiber side strakes, rear lamp in-fills and black meshes and window surrounds.

A customer could further accentuate the carbon theme with optional carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser and mirror cap/arm features. Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Edition boasts of standard exterior equipment like 10-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels (silver or satin black finishes) and brake calipers (red, yellow, grey or black).

The cabin of the Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Edition dons a black styling theme with a choice of accent colors matching the caliper shade. The edition’s exclusivity is marked by bespoke sill plaques with the Carbon logo. While the special edition does carry some styling changes, its grand touring capabilities, qualities as a DB9 renders it a one of the most admired and desired GT.

The DB9 is powered by the 6.0-liter AM11 V12 engine the employs 'Gen4' VH architecture and hardware. It could provide up to 510 bhp of power and up to 457 lb ft of torque, allowing it to reach a top speed of 183mph. Aston Martin will start deliveries of the DB9 Carbon Edition to North American customers in the third quarter of 2014 for a starting price of $199,995 RRP.

Press Release

The Aston Martin DB9 family grows at New York with the arrival of the Carbon Edition

Style and visual drama are the special editions hallmarks as they perfectly emphasise the timeless GT's sporting nature. The DB9 Carbon Edition is led by two distinctive specifications; Carbon Black and Carbon White or alternatively customers are afforded the choice of the Aston Martin colour palette to personalise their own carbon creation.

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 fibre features. Meanwhile, the contemporary Carbon White special edition creates a dramatic visual effect with the carbon fibre and dark elements contrasting strongly against the Stratus White paint and accented caliper colour.

Striking exterior additions for both Carbon Black and Carbon White editions include carbon fibre side strakes, rear lamp infills and black meshes and window surrounds reinforcing the powerful visual themes. The carbon theme can be extended further with optional carbon fibre front splitter, rear diffuser and mirror cap/arm features. Standard exterior equipment also include 10-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels available with either silver or satin black finishes and a choice of red, yellow, grey or black brake calipers.

Inside, a strong black styling theme with a choice of accent colours in line with the caliper shade showcases carbon fibre details and new black hardware. Bespoke sill plaques with the Carbon 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 457 lb ft and peak power of 510bhp.

Priced from $199,995, RRP first deliveries of the new DB9 Carbon Edition commence in quarter three to North American customers.

The 2014 New York International Auto Show opens to the public on Friday 18 April at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, running until Sunday 27 April.

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