Friday, April 2, 2010
Aston Martin is out to prove that black is not only beautiful, but it can be even more beautiful when it's on the inside and outside of a hot car.
Aston announced that its bringing a special edition, the DBS Carbon Black, to the U.S. market this month. Outside, it features a "carbon black" metallic paint that takes 50 hours to apply by hand.
Inside, the interior is done in a "obsidian black" leather with silver stitching done at Aston's plant in Gaydon, England.
Now that you've got the high-tech look, Aston adds a Bang & Olufsen audio system as standard. It has a 13-channel system with 10 speaker locations.
The carbon black moniker is appropriate since the DBS uses a lot of carbon fiber and aluminum to save weight. It has a V-12 engine producing 510 horsepower. Deliveries of the car begin this summer.