Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430. Vantage S meets GT4

Aston Martin will unveil two special edition models at the Geneva Motor Show, the V8 Vantage N430 and the DB9 Carbon Black/Carbon White.

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Prepare your wallets for impending jealousy, for Aston Martin is set to unveil two new special edition models at the Geneva Motor Show. Undergoing the cosmetic overhaul will be the V8 Vantage and the model that got the ball rolling, the perennial DB9.

Let’s start with poke. The new V8 Vantage special edition – codenamed N430 – will be available as both a coupe and a roadster and has been honed exclusively for the track. Power from the 4.7-litre V8 now enters V8 Vantage S territory, with a maximum of 436hp being turfed out at 7300rpm. Strap in for a 0-100kph time of 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 305kph. Add to the package a new set of ten-spoke forged alloys, 20kg weight-shedding, lashings of additional carbon fibre, a seven-speed SportshiftII automated manual transmission, and looks that could kill, and Aston’s GT4 for the road is ready to roll. As it has done at the Nürburgring. Multiple times. Sorry Buzz…


In the Carbon Black/Carbon White corner, we have the ‘new’ DB9. Forget improved dynamics and a performance hike, it’s all about the aesthetics on Aston’s staple coupe. That’s not to say either Carbon DB9 is slow, with 517hp and 457lb ft of torque being chucked out of the 6.0-litre V12 for a top speed of 295kph.

And so begins the celebrations for Aston Martin’s 101st year of operations…

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