Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430

At next month’s Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin’s bringing out the N430 which looks to build on the heritage of successful ‘N’ cars of the past. It features new styling options and comes in both Coupe or Roadster form. It’s got 430 horses at 7,300 rpm that brings its output up to that of the V8 Vantage S. The 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. The end result is a car that’ll take you from 0 to 60 in 4.6 seconds and cap off at a top speed of 190 mph. A lot of standard enhancements help here like carbon fibre and Kevlar seats and ten-spoke forged alloy wheels in a new graphite painted finish, together yielding a weight saving of 20 kg.

The N430 looks aggressive and you can thank the endless list of edits for that. The 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 all help to usher in this racing-inspired beauty.

Jump inside and you’ll see carbon sill plaques, N430 seat logos, black magnesium paddle-shifts or carbon fibre gearshift surround. The dark thematic look also brings black anodised rotaries and a leather steering wheel with contrasting on-centre stitch feature or Alcantara with matching stitch. Audio comes from the 1000W Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system.

Priced from £89,995, first deliveries of the new N430 are expected to begin in September this year.


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