Aston Martin does not have a new product to present at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. But since they have the booth, they thought maybe they should come up with yet another special edition version of the Vantage and present it at the event. So please welcome the Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430, which is like a normal Vantage but with yellow lips.
Available in Coupe or Roadster form, the Vantage N430 gets a slight bump in power compared to the standard V8 – up to 436 horsepower – and comes with a few race car-inspired bits and pieces that make it on the whole a tauter, sportier car. With six-speed manual gearbox, the N430 goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and tops 190 mph. You can also opt for a close-ratio seven-speed Sportshift II automated manual transmission.
Among the main features of the N430 there are carbon fiber bucket seats and ten-spoke forged alloy wheels in a new graphite painted finish. Together, they result in a weigh saving of 20 kg. The car also features dark-themed appearance inspired by the CC100 concept, featuring black front grille, headlamp bezels, exterior meshes, side window surrounds and textured tailpipe finishers and clear rear lamps with black surrounds.
Highlights of the interior include 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 PlissèAlcantara.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 is priced from £89,995, not including a 1000-watt Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system, which costs a couple of grands on its own.