Aston Martin Makes The V8 Vantage Better

By | September 28, 2010

Of course us here at the Daily Derbi can’t pass up a story about an Aston Martin. The prestigious British luxury brand has released the first pictures of the roadster version of its lightweight Vantage N420.

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 roadster is the successor to 2007’s N400 model. The N420 was created to celebrate Aston’s achievements in racing at the Nürburging 24 Hours.

Powered by the same 420bhp 4.7-litre V8 as the standard V8 Vantage, the N420 has 54 pounds less to lug around. It features several styling changes and performance enhancements to differentiate it from “lesser” AM V8s.

A carbon-fiber front splitter, side strakes and rear diffuser help with aerodynamics and the new 10-spoke gloss-black alloy wheels look awesome! The black theme continues with black mesh vents and a ‘Graphitic’ finish for the exhaust pipes.

The interior gets an ‘Iridium’ interior package with graphite instruments. Of course lightweight carbon-fiber seats and leather or Alcantara finish to the steering wheel are standard. The seats come with the ‘Race Track’ stitching from the V12 Vantage.

The normally optional Sports Pack comes standard on the N420. It includes revised spring, dampers and anti-roll bars. A louder sports exhaust system is also standard.

Best of all are the new colors designed to celebrate Aston’s racing heritage: ‘Rose’ yellow, ‘Kermit’ green and ‘Elwood’ blue. We imagine ‘Kermit’ green is named after a famous frog.

Expect to pay more money for your N420 than a regular V8 Vantage.

(Jason Udy, AutoCar)


3 Comments

Chad Waite on September 28, 2010 at 8:37 pm.

It’s funny how less always costs more in the car world.

Martin Sturrock on September 28, 2010 at 8:48 pm.

Be still my beating heart!

Eran Bair on September 29, 2010 at 3:35 am.

that is a thing of beauty and by far my favorite Aston.

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