Aston Martin product development director Ian Minards says the V8 Vantage N430 is designed to bring “track-honed excitement to the road in an accessible, emotionally engaging, and authentically ‘analogue’ way”.
Available in coupe and roadster body styles, the N430’s 4.7-litre V8 matches the output of the V8 Vantage S, producing 321kW of power at 7300rpm and 490Nm of torque at 5000rpm. The sprint from 0-100km/h is completed in 4.8 seconds on the way to the sports car’s 305km/h top speed.
Carbonfibre and Kevlar seats and forged alloy wheels save 20kg, reducing the V8 Vantage N430’s kerb weight to 1610kg as a coupe and 1690kg as a roadster.
Motorsport liveries and optional club sports graphics packs – inspired in part by the CC100 Speedster concept and Aston’s most famous racing triumph, the DBR1 – combine with dark-themed exterior details including the front grille, headlamp bezels, exterior meshes, side window surrounds, clear tail-light surrounds and textured tailpipe finishers.
The sporting theme continues inside, where it features machined carbon sill plaques, N430 seat logos, black magnesium paddleshifters or carbonfibre gearshift surround, blue-tinged instrument cluster, and unique trim patterns with alcantara seat and door inserts.
Joining the V8 Vantage N430 on stand in Geneva will be the Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White special editions, available in coupe and Volante convertible body styles.
Lightweight carbonfibre elements feature across the exterior, while bright red brake calipers contrast strongly with the car’s black and white paint.
Red contrast stitching and paddleshifters continue the mood inside the black-themed, carbonfibre-trimmed cabin.
The powertrains of the Carbon Black and Carbon White editions are untouched, retaining the regular DB9’s 380kW/620Nm 6.0-litre V12 and six-speed automatic transmission pairing, which claims 0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds and a 295km/h top speed.
The V8 Vantage and DB9 special edition duo will debut publically in Geneva on March 4.