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Aston Martin to sell Carbon Edition DB9 and Volante

by Ben Hsu

The Japan-market special edition celebrates 10 years of the DB9

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the DB9, Aston Martin is offering a special Carbon Edition for the Japanese market.

More specifically, there are two variations, Carbon Black and Carbon White, painted in, you guessed it, Jet Black and Stratus White. The appearance package adds a carbon fiber rear diffuser surrounding graphite-finish exhaust tips, black intake mesh, black finish wheels, and carbon fiber texture strakes garnishing the fender vents.

Cabin-wise, Black Obsidian accent trim and vents and a Carbon Edition kick plate set it apart from standard DB9s. Buyers will have the option of red, silver or yellow stitching to hold the upholstery together. The paddle shifters are also available in the customer's choice of carbon fiber finish or black leather.

Overall, the look is that of a svelte stealth bomber, especially with normally chrome brightwork, such as window trim, now finished in black. Both fixed head and droptop Volante body styles can be Carbonized.

Mechanically, the Carbon Edition DB9s are identical to their standard counterparts, with a 5.9-liter V12 capable of 510hp mated to a flappy paddle six-speed. Prices start at $230,705 for the coupe and $249,794 for the convertible. Thus far, there are no plans to distribute these stateside.

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