Whilst we are busy writing the Aston Martin V8 Vantage review, Aston Martin has released official details of two special edition models for the Frankfurt Motorshow.
Firstly, our favourite, the V8 Vantage N400. With an extra 10kW and 10Nm, Aston Martin believes this car is more than capable of lapping the infamous Nürburgring in under 8 minutes (driven by an enthusiastic driver).
In addition to the power upgrade, the N400 is also equipped with a sports pack consisting of refined suspension improvements such as up-rated springs and dampers and a new rear anti-roll bar, there are also lightweight graphite-finished aluminium wheels.
But wait, there is more, you also get a redesigned side sill and bonnet, while the rear gets a more modern clear rear-lamp lenses. Standard features now include SatNav as well as Bluetooth connectivity and heated seats.
The other model is the DB9 LM. A car dedicated to Aston’s GT1 class victory in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race. From the little info available, there appears to be no power enhancements to the DB9's 335.6kW, 570Nm V12.
The LM is equipped with Touchtronic transmission while sporting an Aston Martin special silver paint job and the interior has gained an upgraded leather trim. The car is also blessed with Aston Martin's sports pack as standard.
More on this from Frankfurt.