At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin will be bringing along a few special edition models of both the Vantage and the DB9. The race-bred, road-legal V8 Vantage N430 is the real showstopper though.
Ian Minards, Director of Product Development at Aston Martin, said of the new car: “N430 is all about bringing track-honed excitement to the road in an accessible, emotionally engaging, and authentically ‘analogue’ way. The dynamic exhilaration of Vantage is the perfect complement to the eye-catching looks of the N430.”
The 4.7 litre, all-alloy, dry-sumped V8 is the same as that used in the Vantage S, and produces 10 hp more than the V8 used in the standard Vantage. But the N430 isn’t really about more raw power, it’s about lots of little things that make the car more track focused overall. Things like the lightweight carbon Kevlar seats, lighter 10-spoke alloy wheels, recalibrated suspension system and quick-ratio steering rack.
And just to make sure everyone knows it’s not the standard Vantage or Vantage S, Aston Martin have given the car a unique character in the form of eye-catching paintwork options and unique trim.
On the inside the Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 features machined carbon sill guards, N430 seat logos, black magnesium paddle-shifts or carbon fibre gearshift surround, a leather or Alcantara steering wheel, Piano black trim and a 1000W Bang & Olufsen audio system. First deliveries of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 are expected to begin in September 2014. By: diseno-art