Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430
The new Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 is a special edition of Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage which will be shown for the first time at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show on March. The N-badged cars of Aston Martin are all developed using experience gained from Vantage GT race cars. In this case, the Vantage N430 is inspired by the Vantage GT4 race car.
Available in coupe and roadster form, the V8 Vantage N430 has all the same curves and dimensions of a standard V8 Vantage, but adds a slew of menacing dark-themed accents, graphite-painted corners and forged-alloy wheels. The Kevlar and carbon-fiber seats also contribute to creating a general image of a “bad car”.
The name “N430” comes from the powerful 4.7-liter 32-valve V8 front mid-mounted engine that produces 430 horsepower and 361 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed SportshiftsII automated transmission with paddle shifter. The N430 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and has a top speed of 190 mph.
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 is offered in five color schemes: Race (Alloro green exterior paint with yellow ClubSport graphics pack option. An instantly recognisable theme inspired by Aston Martin’s legendary Le Mans winning racer – DBR1), Heritage (Mariana Blue exterior paint with red ClubSport graphics pack option), Stealth (Jet Black exterior paint with silver ClubSport graphics pack option), Trophy (Skyfall Silver exterior paint with white ClubSport graphics pack option) and Speedway (Speedway white exterior paint with red ClubSport graphics pack option).
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 will be on sale in Europe this September. Unfortunately, no U.S. pricing or release date is available.
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