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Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon Edition revealed

September 11, 2014

The clues were correct, Aston Martin was indeed planning to reveal the new Vanquish Carbon Edition as previewed a couple of days ago.

Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon Edition

The Vanquish Carbon Edition is based on the recently updated Vanquish, which means it gets a refined version of the company’s widely used  5.9-litre V12 engine, producing 424kW of power and 630Nm of torque.

There’s no further boost in power for the Carbon Edition. Instead, the special model is garnished with loads of carbon fibre parts and accessories, such as a rear diffuser, side skirts, side mirrors, grilles, and front spoiler.

Other unique highlights include black side window surrounds for that stealthy and sinister look, as well as black headlight eyebrows to match, and a set of bespoke 10-spoke non-DT alloy wheels also coated in black.

Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon Edition-rear

Inside carries a similar theme, with a carbon fibre dash fascia presenting the occupants with a cool cockpit-like atmosphere, while the driver gets carbon fibre paddle shifters to play with. A cranking Bang & Olufsen audio unit ensures the perfect sounds are produced, with black anodised speaker grilles.

In terms of the driving performance, the Vanquish Carbon comes with 398mm carbon ceramic disc brakes clamped by six-piston calipers. The calipers can be had in either black, grey, red, or yellow calipers. There’s also a three-stage stability control program, traction control, and positive torque control.

Aston Martin is offering the Carbon Edition in either coupe or open-top convertible form. Enquiries are being taken now.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.