Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 and DB9 Carbon editions revealed

Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430

Aston Martin has unveiled a new addition to the V8 Vantage range as well as new special editions of the DB9, that will debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show.

The new V8 Vantage N430 is available in Coupe or Roadster form, packing 430bhp from a 4.7-litre V8 to develop 430bhp ­– same as the V8 Vantage S.

Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual or optional seven-speed Sportshift gearbox. A sports exhaust, uprated brakes, tuned suspension and a quick-ratio steering rack are also part of under the skin changes.

Visually the N430 is distinguished with new forged alloy wheels, new black front grille, headlamps bezels, tailpipe finishers and clear rear lamps with black surrounds. There is also optional club sports graphics package inspired by the CC100 Speedster.

Interior reveals machined carbon sill plaques, N430 seat logos, leather steering wheel with contrasting on-centre stitching, black magnesium paddle-shifts, while the seats have been crafted out of carbon fibre and Kevlar, saving 20kg of weight compared to standard seats.

The V8 Vantage N430 is priced from £89,995.

The DB9 Carbon Black & Carbon White editions are both available either as coupe or open top Volante with carbon fibre side strakes and black window surrounds.

Inside, the same black styling theme continues with colour accents matching the caliper shade. There are also bespoke sill plaques with the Carbon Black or Carbon White logo.

Power comes from the same 510bhp 6.0-litre V12 found in the standard model.

Both special editions are priced on application at any one of Aston’s 147 UK dealerships.

Aston Martin builds great cars, but lets face it, the company needs to turn a new page and stop rolling out special editions. Both the DB9 and V8 Vantage look great, but technically they are just old!

Hopefully something totally new with AMG power is coming soon.


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