Aston Martin is unveiling a special edition of the V8 Vantage at the upcoming 84th Geneva International Motor Show. The new edition, built for sport and styling, is the V8 Vantage N430. Honed on the track to excel on the road, the N430 – available in Coupe or Roadster form – boasts a power hike to 436 PS at 7,300 rpm that brings its output up to that of the spirited V8 Vantage S.
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 new V8 Vantage N430 features carbon fiber and Kevlar seats and ten-spoke forged alloy wheels in a new graphite painted finish. It is capable of 190 mph, with a 0-60 mph time that drops to 4.6 seconds. That power feeds the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox; with the option of a close-ratio seven-speed Sportshift II automated manual transmission with short final-drive ratio for those demanding the most driver-focused yet involving set-up.
N430’s front mid-mounted, 4.7-litre, all-alloy, quad overhead cam, dry-sumped V8 engine is complemented by a sports exhaust, aerodynamics honed through numerous wins in GT racing and a competition-derived braking system.
Outside there is a package of dark-themed exterior details – graphite painted forged alloy wheels alongside black front grille, headlamp bezels, exterior meshes, side window surrounds and textured tailpipe finishers and clear rear lamps with black surrounds convey the appropriate air of menace and excitement.
Inside, the N430 new interior features materials such as machined carbon sill plaques, N430 seat logos, black magnesium paddle-shifts or carbon fiber gearshift surround; contemporary driver instrument panel; black anodized rotaries; leather steering wheel with contrasting on-center stitch feature (or Alcantara with matching stitch); seat and door inserts in technical Plissè Alcantara – indented leather on Roadster models – and unique seat trim patterns.
Optional feature available include a state-of-the-art 1000W Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpower technology. It features distinctive speaker grille and lens detailing to enhance its visual as well as audio appeal.
The new V8 Vantage N430 special edition begins pricing at about $124,000. First deliveries are expected to begin in September this year.