The Aston Martin Vanquish coupe and Vanquish Volante convertible are the latest models from the British sports-car maker to get their own Carbon Edition variants.
Like the DB9 Carbon Edition unveiled earlier this year, the Vanquish will be available in either Carbon Black or Carbon White trim, with corresponding exterior colors and several other aesthetic enhancements.
Carbon Edition Vanquish models are distinguished by added carbon fiber pieces like side strakes, darkened window and headlight trim, and bespoke alloy wheels. Customers also get to choose between red, yellow, gray, or black brake calipers.
The interior is trimmed with every wealthy sports-car buyer’s favorite materials: Alcantara, carbon fiber, and leather. Carbon fiber is used on the center console fascia, shift paddles, and tread plates, while other parts – including the grilles for the Bang & Olufsen sound system’s speakers – get a black finish.
The Carbon Edition is mechanically identical to the standard Vanquish, which gets a few updates for the 2015 model year. The 6.0-liter V12 now produces 568 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, compared to 565 hp and 457 lb-ft for the 2014 model.
It’s also connected to a new eight-speed automatic transmission, which drops the 0 to 60 mph time from 4.1 seconds to 3.6 seconds.
With the Carbon Edition, though, you’ll look a little cooler while doing that.