Without a major new model to launch at the Frankfurt motor show, Aston Martin has decided to give the DBS a slight refresh with a special pack called the Carbon Edition.

As the name implies, the car is festooned with carbon fibre touches, with the lightweight material featuring on the side mirrors, the rear lights, the interior facia and the magnesium alloy gear shift paddles.

It also comes with 10-spoke diamond turned alloy wheels in gloss black as standard, although there is the option of both a "reversed diamond turned" or a full gloss black finish as well.

The interior gets Obsidian Black or Maranello Orange semi-aniline leather seats, a material that Aston says is more natural and softer to the touch than normal leather.

The Carbon Edition comes in both coupe and the convertible Volante bodystyles, and the former also extends the leather finishing to the rooflining.



The cars are available in three colours – Flame Orange, Ceramic Grey and Carbon Black – and it comes with the latest Aston Martin Garmin sat nav. The Carbon Edition costs slightly more than the standard version, with the coupe starting at £186,582 – just under £6,000 more than usual. Meanwhile the Volante is available for a similar premium at £196,581.

Sales are not limited to a specific amount, and the first cars will be delivered to customers around spring 2012.