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2010 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420


Today,Aston Martin unveiled the special edition V8 Vantage N420, a successor for the special edition V8 Vantage N400 of 2007. This model pays tribute to Aston Martin’s success at the Nurburgring 24 Hours. Deliveries will begin in August with prices starting from £96,995 (around $146,000 at the current exchange rates). It will be offered in both Coupe and Roadster versions.

The new V8 Vantage N420 is powered by a 4.7-liter engine that delivers 420bhp, but, compared to a standard Vantage, it is 27 kilos lighter. On the exterior the car is distinguished by wider sills, a carbon fiber splitter, side strakes and diffuser, 10-spoke diamond turned alloy wheels in gloss black finish, black mesh vents, and ‘Graphitic’ tailpipe finishers. On the interior it gets an Iridium interior package with graphite instruments, leather or Alcantara steering wheel, special N420 sill plaques, and lightweight carbon fiber seats, complete with ‘Race Track’ stitching as in the V12 Vantage. Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, and Park Distance Control are also standard.

Updated 07/14/2010: Aston Martin today announced US prices for the special edition V8 Vantage N420. The new model will make its official U.S. debut at next month’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and will go on sale at a price of $132,000 for the coupe and $145,000 for the roadster version.

Updated 11/09/2010: Aston Martin has revealed a new promotional video for the V8 Vantage N420. Check it out!

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Aston Martin has unveiled a new motorsport-inspired special edition; the V8 Vantage N420 which brings a new dimension of sporting prowess and dynamic ability to the V8 Vantage range.

Successor to the special edition V8 Vantage N400 of 2007, the Vantage N420 is based upon the standard 4.7-litre, 420bhp, 180mph V8 Vantage and is available as a Coupe or Roadster, and with a six-speed manual or optional Sportshift automated manual transmission.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420

The Vantage N420 draws inspiration from the company’s experiences at the Nürburgring 24-hour race. In the 2006 running of the annual Nürburgring endurance classic amongst a field of mostly motorsport homologated cars, Aston Martin entered a near-standard, road-registered V8 Vantage. Driven by a team of employees, including Aston Martin’s CEO, Dr Ulrich Bez, the V8 Vantage – named ‘Rose’ by the team – finished 4th in class and 24th overall from a field of more than 200 specialised racing cars.

Since then Aston Martin has returned every year to compete in this gruelling endurance race, scoring a string of class victories and podiums with road-registered V8 and V12 Vantages and most recently the new four-door Rapide. Not only has this racing success spawned a burgeoning V8 Vantage GT4 customer programme run by Aston Martin Racing, but lessons learned in racing at the Nürburgring has led to aerodynamic and other performance developments being fed back into Aston Martin’s road cars.

A generous standard specification and some unique options ensure the special edition Vantage N420 is both exclusive and distinctive, while also offering a 27kg weight saving – achieved through the application of carbon fibre – over the standard V8 Vantage.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420

On the outside, wider sills combine perfectly with a carbon fibre splitter, side strakes and diffuser, while bold 10-spoke diamond turned alloy wheels complete with gloss black finish, black mesh vents and ‘Graphitic’ tailpipe finishers complete the co-ordinated look.

Inside the Vantage N420 offers an Iridium interior package, with graphite instruments, leather or Alcantara® steering wheel, special N420 sill plaques and lightweight carbon fibre seats, complete with ‘Race Track’ stitching as in the V12 Vantage. Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control and Park Distance Control are also standard.

Cementing the Vantage N420’s credentials as a special edition V8 Vantage tailored for the most discerning and enthusiastic drivers, it is fitted with the normally optional Sports Pack. This package combines revised springs, dampers and anti-roll bars for even more responsive and dynamic handling, while retaining the V8 Vantage’s renowned poise, balance and long distance ability. Finally, a new sports exhaust system delivers a suitably rousing soundtrack.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420

A further distinctive feature is the availability of a new range of optional Aston Martin ‘Race Collection’ paint schemes. Pairing bold body colours with contrasting hues for the cant rails and radiator grille surround, they celebrate the marque’s racing heritage. All of the company’s successful N24 Vantage racers are celebrated, with ‘Rose’ yellow, ‘Kermit’ green and ‘Elwood’ blue all featuring in the collection along with traditional Aston Martin Racing green. The white and black car shown in the accompanying images wears the equally striking ‘Asia Cup’ livery.

Production of the V8 Vantage N420 begins this month, with deliveries commencing in August and prices starting from £96,995.



20 comments:

The headlight of this Vantage seems so alive which I really admire on it! Moreover, I noticed that most of their coupe is only a two-door vehicle. Anyway, what’s the engine specification of this one?

Its center console is what I really love the most on its interior, and its dressed up inside is look so awesome on it. Moreover, I think it is better if they used a V12 engine than on V8.

So what are the complications of placing it on the left or right side? Could you please enlighten me on the details. I guess there’s something wrong on the way it was posted or the photos are mirrored?

Convertible seats in black are very uncomfortable if you leave the top down in the sun.

I really like the classy and the elegant look of the Aston especially the Italia...it’s
so beautiful..

It was and still is the most beautiful car in the world currently in production. Not the DBS, not the DB9, not even any Ferrari or Maser, just the V8 Vantage. Hope to own one in the near future!

It can compete with a 911, it`s so much rarer than a 911, and there was just a good 911 that came out in Australia the gt2 rs, the rest is bad.

I truly believe the Vantage is one of the most beautiful cars of all time but Aston Martin’s aesthetic is starting to look dated in my opinion. Well, except for the one-77.

Andress is right, the back part of this car is really... ...sexy smiley

My my that is a sexy rear. If only they had that same rear bumper/diffuser on the V12 vantage (I don’t quite like the rear on the V12 vantage), then it’d have my vote for the best looking car ever.

I fail to see what is so impressive about an overweight, overpriced, underpowered car with a Jaguar engine, Volvo sat navi & Ford switch gear. NOTHING can compete with a 911.

It seems that its a little bit late for Aston to be telling us that, Don’t you think they should have told us that when they gave
power upgrades to the regular V8 Vantage?

Hello, I’m immature, and every time I see a vehicle with 420 in the naming scheme, I laugh a little.

Its front is cute specially the headlamps, but to be honest I like its back more.

Did anyone notice that in the third and seventh pictures the model designation of "Vantage" is placed on the left than the right side of the rear, respectively.

I fail to see what is so impressive about an overweight, overpriced, underpowered car with a Jaguar engine, Volvo sat nav & Ford switch gear. NOTHING can compete with a 911.

The Vantage is one of the most beautiful cars in the world and a masterpiece of timeless design! Only a dull philistine would call this car dated.

I think that the N-version is the only one to get more power. Now the regular V8 Vantage and the N420 have the same power. Which is 420 horses.

it looks more aggressive than the porsche panamera. and has more sexier body.

That is a sexy rear. If only they had that same rear bumper/diffuser on the V12 vantage (I don’t quite like the rear on the V12 vantage), then it has my vote for the best looking car ever.

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