As part of Aston Martin's 2010 plans a series of special editions are being built such as the Aston Martin V12 Vantage and DBS Carbon Black Edition.
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Aston Martin Australia operational manager Marcel Fabris told CarAdvice there are three V12 Vantage Carbon Black and one DBS Carbon Black editions on their way to Australia.

The very first of the Aston Martin V12 Vantage Carbon Black Editions is currently on display at this year’s Geneva Motorshow.

Aston says the V12 Vantage has surpassed all sales expectations since launch. To celebrate its success the special edition models will feature bespoke Carbon Black metallic paint especially formulated with a subtle metallic twist to create a deep rich patina.

Although all Aston Martins are already special 'standard', an additional 50 man-hours of hand painting followed by stringent quality checks is in order for the Carbon Black Editions.

Additionally the Aston Martin side strake has been restyled from carbon fibre backed by a black mesh and complimented with gloss black 10 spoke diamond turned alloy wheels.

Other unique exterior features to the V12 Vantage Carbon Black Edition include a bright finished grille and front parking sensors (normally an option).

Each Carbon Black is bestowed with a carbon fibre sill plaque etched with V12 Vantage Carbon Black in stainless steel.

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage Carbon Black Edition and Aston Martin DBS Carbon Black Edition will attract a five per cent price premium over the equivalent 'standard' models.

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