Aston Martin reveals exclusive 'N' addition to V8 Vantage range
The V8 Vantage N430 builds on the previous N400 limited edition by hiking the output from the 4.7-litre V8 found in the Vantage S from 426bhp to 436bhp. It also features some truly race-ready elements, such as carbon and Kevlar fixed front seats and lightweight forged alloy wheels that shave 20kg off the standard model.
Performance has also been improved; so expect a top speed of 190mph and the 0-60mph sprint dispatched in just 4.6 seconds.
Clearly inspired by the Aston Martin GT4 racers, the N430 comes decked in some rather fetching livery. Graphite painted forged alloy wheels sit alongside a black front grille, headlamp bezels, exterior meshes, side window surrounds and textured tailpipe finishers and clear rear lamps with black surrounds.
The eye catching contrast paint finishes also take inspiration from the CC100 Speedster concept, itself is a nod to the successful DBR1 racers of old.
Inside, customers are treated to machined carbon sill plaques; N430 seat logos; black magnesium paddle-shifts or carbon fibre gearshift surround; contemporary driver instrument panel; black anodised rotaries; leather steering wheel with contrasting on-centre 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.
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."
Expect to pay £89,995 for the new model, with deliveries expected to begin in September of this year.