The Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 Roadster, a motorsport-inspired appropriate edition, brings a new ambit of antic accomplishment and activating adeptness to the V8 Vantage range.
Successor to the appropriate copy V8 Vantage N400 of 2007, the Vantage N420 is based aloft the accepted 4.7-litre, 420bhp, 180mph V8 Vantage and is accessible as a Coupe or Roadster, and with a six-speed chiral or alternative Sportshift automatic chiral transmission.
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage draws afflatus from the company's adventures at the Nürburgring 24-hour race. In the 2006 active of the anniversary Nürburgring adeptness archetypal amidst a acreage of mostly motorsport homologated cars, Aston Martin entered a near-standard, road-registered V8 Vantage. Driven by a aggregation of employees, including Aston Martin's CEO, Dr Ulrich Bez, the V8 Vantage - called 'Rose' by the aggregation - accomplished 4th in chic and 24th all-embracing from a acreage of added than 200 specialised antagonism cars.
Since again Aston Martin has alternate every year to attempt in this backbreaking adeptness race, scoring a cord of chic victories and podiums with road-registered V8 and V12 Vantages and a lot of afresh the new four-door Rapide. Not alone has this antagonism success spawned a beginning V8 Vantage GT4 chump programme run by Aston Martin Racing, but acquaint abstruse in antagonism at the Nürburgring has led to aerodynamic and added achievement developments getting fed aback into Aston Martin's alley cars.
A acceptable accepted blueprint and some different options ensure the appropriate copy Aston Martin V8 Vantage is both absolute and distinctive, while aswell alms a 27kg weight extenuative - accomplished through the appliance of carbon fibre - over the accepted V8 Vantage.
On the outside, added sills amalgamate altogether with a carbon fibre splitter, ancillary strakes and diffuser, while adventurous 10-spoke design angry admixture auto complete with appearance atramentous finish, atramentous cobweb vents and 'Graphitic' tailpipe finishers complete the co-ordinated look.
Inside the Aston Martin V8 Vantage offers an Iridium autogenous package, with graphite instruments, covering or Alcantara® council wheel, appropriate N420 axle plaques and failing carbon fibre seats, complete with 'Race Track' bond as in the V12 Vantage. Bluetooth connectivity, cruise ascendancy and Park Ambit Ascendancy are aswell standard.
Cementing the Aston Martin V8 Vantage's accreditation as a appropriate copy V8 Vantage tailored for the a lot of acute and agog drivers, it is adapted with the commonly alternative Sports Pack. This amalgamation combines revised springs, dampers and anti-roll confined for even added acknowledging and activating handling, while application the V8 Vantage's acclaimed poise, antithesis and continued ambit ability. Finally, a new sports bankrupt arrangement delivers a appropriately activation soundtrack.
A added characteristic affection is the availability of a new ambit of alternative Aston Martin 'Race Collection' acrylic schemes. Pairing adventurous physique colours with allegory hues for the deceit balustrade and radiator grille surround, they bless the marque's antagonism heritage. All of the company's acknowledged N24 Vantage racers are celebrated, with 'Rose' yellow, 'Kermit' blooming and 'Elwood' dejected all featuring in the accumulating forth with acceptable Aston Martin Antagonism green. The white and atramentous car apparent in the accompanying images wears the appropriately arresting 'Asia Cup' livery.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 prices alpha from £96,995.