[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 is one of two brand new exclusive special editions to be unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show. Building on the appeal of the sports-focused Vantage range, the N430 delivers eye-catching looks and classic elegance.
Pure, unadulterated fun is what lies at the heart of the new V8 Vantage N430. Honed on the track to excel on the road, N430 boasts a power hike to 436 PS at 7,300 rpm that brings its output up to that of the spirited V8 Vantage S.
[pull_quote_center]The dynamic exhilaration of Vantage is the perfect complement to the eye-catching looks of the N430.[/pull_quote_center]
The new V8 Vantage N430 is capable of 190 mph, with a 0-60 mph time that drops to 4.6 seconds.
UNDER THE BONNET
N430’s front mid-mounted, 4.7-litre, all-alloy, quad overhead cam, dry-sumped V8 engine is complemented by a rousing sports exhaust, aerodynamics honed through numerous wins in GT racing and a competition-derived braking system.
Styled to evoke thoughts of the track, N430 celebrates Aston Martin’s sporting heritage and motorsport success.
A purposeful 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, as out, N430’s sporting associations are unmistakable with new interior features and materials. It features 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 and unique seat trim patterns.
Additional complementary features from the Vantage range as standard include a carbon fibre facia trim, Piano Black interior trim, black anodised tread plates and black pedals.
[quote_box_center]Priced from £89,995 RRP, first deliveries of the new N430 are expected to begin in September 2014 – n430.astonmartin.com[/quote_box_center]