UK-based Aston Martin has revealed a special-edition model of the V8 Vantage ahead its international debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month, the N430.
The race-inspired V8 Vantage N430 draws much of its inspiration from the GT4 racecar, with a “Club Sport Graphics Pack” that includes a contrasting colour around the radiator grille, on the side mirrors, on the A-pillars (which continues all the way along the roofline to just aft of the rear three quarter windows) and which lines the rear diffuser just under the rear bumper.
The V8 Vantage N430 is powered by a 320 kW version of the company’s 4,7-litre V8, which is mated with a six-speed manual gearbox or an automated manual. The N430’s 10-spoke lightweight alloys supplement the powerplant’s grunt, as do the plethora of carbon-fibre trim and lightweight Kevlar seats. The N430’s 0-100 km/h sprint now happens in 4,6 seconds – with a top speed of 305 km/h.
The N430 is “all about bringing track-honed excitement to the road in an accessible, emotionally engaging and authentically analogue way,” says Ian Minards, director of product development at Aston Martin.