Sabine gets behind the wheel of the Vantage N420, takes it for a few laps around Zwartkops and gives us her opinion.
Lighter and louder (visually as well), the Aston Martin Vantage N420 made it to South Africa just in time for the Shootout. We put it up against the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (British steel vs American iron), and the pair made beautiful music together – listen to the exhaust tones elsewhere on this site. Get the January issue of CAR, on sale December 20, to find out which of these V8s reign supreme.
With a sports exhaust and reprogrammed ECU, the 313 kW Aston Martin N420 had no trouble tearing up the main strip at Pilansberg Airport (just kidding).
During the production of the 2011 CAR Performance issue we made an impromptu recording of the 313 kW Aston Martin Vantage N420 – that Gulf livery is one thing, but what a noise!