Carbon Black or Carbon White Aston Martin chose to announce the new DB9 Carbon Editions a few weeks prior to the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The Carbon Edition is a new twist on the theme that started with the DBS and V12 Vantage Carbon Black models back in 2010. The new special edition has Carbon Black II or Stratus White coachwork with minimal adornment. Striking exterior additions include carbon fibre side strakes and black window surrounds reinforcing the themes. Mechanically, the Carbon Edition are identical to the standard 'new' DB9 including the use of the AM11 specification engine and Touchtronic 2 transmission.