The Aston Martin DBS Carbon is a special edition version of Aston's "fabulous" DBS, says Nic Cackett in Autocar. It comes in Flame Orange or Ceramic Grey with "handsome ten-spoke, gloss-black, diamond-turned alloy wheels under the arches", and carbon-fibre trim throughout. Apart from the "fantastic colour" and opulent trim, what you're getting is still basically a DBS. That means paying a £6,000 premium for not a lot.
Nevertheless, the car remains "tremendously appealing": it has "tear-jerking good looks" and "the performance is mesmeric: 12 cylinders of quiet amenability up to around 4,500rpm, and then 2,000rpm of venomous, howling, horizon-hungry rapture". Aston's DBS remains "irresistibly persuasive".
It's a stunning piece of car design that oozes class and turns heads, agrees Jack Rix in AutoExpress. And the intense rush of acceleration, well-weighted steering, and the great noise from the engine all "add up to a memorable driving experience". This model adds exclusivity to an already "intoxicating mix of power and luxury".
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0-62mph: 4.3 secs
Engine: V12, 5,935cc, petrol
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