Aston Martin debuts the DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White special editions

Article by Christian A., on February 19, 2014

Aston Martin announced that at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show it will unveil the DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White special editions. Emphasizing the timeless GT sporting nature, the new Carbon Black and Carbon White editions feature carbon fibre side strakes and black window surrounds that reinforce the powerful visual themes.

If the Carbon White special edition creates a dramatic visual effect with the carbon fibre and dark elements that contrast against the Stratus White paint and accented caliper colour, the Carbon Black accentuates the strong dark theme through unique combinations of lightweight carbon fiber features.

Inside, we find bespoke sill plaques with the Carbon Black or Carbon White logo, while the strong black styling theme with a choice of accent colours in line with the caliper shade showcases carbon fibre details and new black hardware. Under the hood, we find the 6.0-liter V12 engine rated at 517 hp and 620 Nm of torque. Pricing is available on request at any of Aston Martin’s 147 dealers.

Aston Martin DB9 range received a full package of engineering, equipment, and styling enhancements. This is the model’s most significant upgrades package since it debuted in 2003.

Considered to be the most successful Aston Martin ever (alongside the V8 Vantage), the Aston Martin DB9 established itself as the ultimate grand tourer through its enduring combination of sporting character, genuine luxury, and understated elegance.

According to Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez, the DB9 remains to be a very special car. It is your quintessential sporting grand tourer, offering an unparalleled combination of character, luxury, driver involvement, and refinement. What’s more, the DB9 is the perfect blend of unique Aston Martin character and uncompromised design philosophy, performance ability, and craftsmanship.

Furthermore, the new program of improvements perfectly complements Aston Martin’s core qualities. The subtle styling changes freshen up the DB9's look, with a bright finish radiator grille, a new front bumper, and a re-shaped lower intake that features a bright hexagonal mesh. Completing the external revisions are the car’s new headlight bezels, silver brake calipers, re-styled sills, clear rear light lenses, and 20-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels.

Under the skin, the DB9's passive damping system was replaced by a new ADS or Adaptive Damping System, which delivers enhanced ride comfort along with sharper handling when it is switched to Sport mode. This ADS system comes as standard equipment for the entire Aston Martin DB9 range, including the Coupe and Volante. Broadening the car’s specifications are new and revised Bluetooth microphone system, tyre pressure monitoring system, Bang & Olufsen hi-fi options, and Double Apex alloy trim.

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The Aston Martin DB9 family grows at Geneva with the arrival of the DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White special editions

Style and visual drama are the special editions hallmarks as they perfectly emphasise 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 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 and black window surrounds reinforcing the powerful visual themes.

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 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.”

Aston Martin can be found at stand number 5253 in Hall 5 at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show, once again taking place at the Palexpo complex. The marque will be showcasing eight cars at this year’s show, with examples of the new V8 Vantage N430 and DB9 Carbon Black sitting alongside other current models including the Rapide S four-door sports car and new Vanquish Volante.

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