Paris Motor Show Preview: 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon Black and Carbon White special editions

Article by Christian A., on September 19, 2014

After the successful DB9 Carbon editions, Aston Martin decided to boost its sales even more with the addition of the 2015 Vanquish Carbon Black and Carbon White special editions. Available on the Vanquish Coupe or Volante, the 2015 Vanquish Carbon Black Special Edition will arrive at the 2014 Paris Motor Show showing its strong dark theme, complemented by carbon fiber elements.

Meanwhile, the 2015 Vanquish Carbon White Special Edition shows a contrast between the Stratus White paint and contrasting carbon fiber as well as dark elements. Both Carbon Black and Carbon White editions arrive with black window surrounds an 10-spoke alloy wheels painted in gloss black. Same theme is continued at the interior where we find carbon fiber accents and black hardware.

Aston Martin offers plenty of features for the interior such as the carbon fiber sill plaques with Carbon Black or Carbon White logos, a herringbone carbon fiber fascia, black anodized centre stack rotaries, Obsidian Black leather, optional contrast stitching and black gearshift paddles with accent coloured leather tips In addition, the vehicles arrive with exposed carbon fiber roof panel (coupe only), carbon fiber side strakes, carbon fiber mirror caps and arms and a machined carbon-fiber ‘wings’ badge available as an option.

Under the hood, we find the same 6.0-liter V12 engine bolted to a new Touchtronic III 8-speed automatic transmission, that produces 568 bhp and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) of torque. With these numbers, the Vanquish accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.8 seconds (0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds), while top speed is in excess of 200 mph or 320 km/h.

Aston Martin Design Director Marek Reichman said: “I’m sure the Vanquish Carbon special edition models will generate a huge amount of interest, and desire, among existing and prospective Aston Martin customers.

Aston Martin is well-known in the auto industry for creating superbly beautiful cars. The British carmaker boasts of a modern visual language that is not just highly distinctive, but is also timelessly appealing.

The carmaker’s design team -- led by Design Director Marek Reichman – worked hard at its global headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, to develop a clearly identifiable visual interpretation of the brand's ethos. As Aston Martin received the commission for the new Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish, the design team proceeded to further refine the exterior lines of a classic Aston Martin GT and create a contemporary version of the Vanquish.

The team took inspiration from the iconic One-77 supercar and evolved its design language to craft a new car worthy of donning the Vanquish moniker. Remaining true to the AM V12 Vanquish inspiration, the design team also injected new elements that first appeared in the One-77.

All of these hard work resulted to the Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish – a new Vanquish model that retains the presence of its predecessor as wrapped in a more refined and functional package. While boasting the aggressive body language of the AM V12 Vanquish, the AM 310 Vanquish is leaner and more elegant as well as more agile.

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