Aston Martin has churned out a track-inspired special edition of its V8
Vantage, the N420.
Aston unleashes special V8 Vantage
Following on from the special edition V8
Vantage N400 of 2007, the N420 is based on the 4.7-litre model and bears homage to Gaydon’s exploits at the 2006
Nürburgring 24-hour race where the carmaker, listing company CEO Ulrich
Bez as one of the team members, finished fourth in its class and 24th
overall from a field of more than 200 race cars.
Through generous use of carbon fibre, the special N420 has had 27kg
shaved off its weight. Taking the
racetrack feel to the streets, it is fitted with a Sports
Pack combining revised springs and dampers and anti-roll bars for
improved responsiveness and sharper handling.
A new sports exhaust
system delivers the requisite soundtrack.
Keeping up the car’s
exclusive appearance, wider sills are offset by a carbon fibre splitter, a diffuser
and bold 10-spoke diamond turned alloy wheels, while black mesh vents and
tailpipe finishers complete the look.
Inside the N420’s cabin,
an Iridium package with graphite instruments, leather and alcantara
trim, carbon fibre seats embossed with “Race Track” stitching and
special sill plaques are all listed. Standard convenience items include
Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control and park distance control.
special edition models are further distinguished by a new range of
“Race Collection” paint schemes, including the traditional Aston Martin
If you happen to have around £100 000 at your
disposal, deliveries kick off in August. The V8 Vantage N420 is
available as Coupe or Roadster. Six-speed manual or Sportshift
automated manual transmissions are offered.