Aston Martin Unveils Two New Special Editions For Geneva Show

Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430

The 84th Geneva Motor Show will see the unveiling of two new special editions from British sports marque Aston Martin as part of the 101 years celebration.

The V8 Vantage N430 joined by the DB9 Carbon Black come with mechanical and cosmetic changes which set them apart from the standard models yet building on the sports-focused Vantage range.

The ‘race bred’ V8 Vantage N430

The new Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 is available in Coupe or Roadster form and features a new front black grille, headlamp bezels, exterior meshes, ten-spoke forged alloy wheels in a new graphite painted finish, and textured tailpipe finishers and clear rear lamps with black surrounds.

The special edition N430 is also available with the optional club sports graphics packs inspired by the CC100 Speedster concept.

The same sporting features come across inside with new interior equipment and materials such as machined carbon sill plaques, N430 seat logos, black magnesium paddle shifts and a leather steering wheel with contrasting stitching.

The seats have been crafted out of carbon fibre and Kevlar, helping shed 20kg of weight and are trimmed with an indented Plisse Alcantara pattern on Roadster models.

V8 Vantage N430 Engine

Power comes from a mid-mounted 4.7-litre V8 engine delivering about 320 kW at 7 300 rpm and the 0-96 km/h task is completed in 4.6 seconds on its way to a top speed of 306 km/h.

Power feeds the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox, with the option of a close-ratio seven-speed Sportshift II automated manual transmission. A sports exhaust, uprated brakes, tuned suspension and a quick-ratio steering rack have also been fitted as part of the upgrades.

DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White special editions

The DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White special editions are accentuated by a strong dark theme underpinned by lightweight carbon fibre features. They also come with carbon fibre strakes and black window surrounds reinforcing the powerful visual themes.

Inside, a strong black styling theme with a choice of accent colours match the shade of the brake callipers and bespoke carbon plaques are fitted to the sills.

The models are powered by the modern 6.0-litre AM11 V12 engine which uses ‘Gen4’ VH architecture and hardware and has torque of up to 620 Nm and peak power of 380 kW.

Both models will be showcased alongside other current models including the Rapide S four-door sports car and new Vanquish Volante.

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