come this March, British marque Aston Martin has a couple of special edition rides for motoring enthusiasts to drool over at the Geneva Motor Show. the 101-year-old company will be unveiling the Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430, along with the “dramatic” DB9 Carbon and Carbon White editions. however, being more of an under-the-hood person, it is only natural that we are more drawn to the track-honed, GT4-inspired N430, which will be available in coupe or roadster body style – btw, over the James Bond-style of cosmetic sprucing that the Carbon Editions have to offer.
powered by Aston’s 430 hp 4.7-liter V8 engine as found in the Vantage S and mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, the N430 features sporting-biased and weight-saving measures such as carbon fiber and Kevlar seats, and ten-spoke forged alloy wheels that enables the N430 to make 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 190 mph. being an N range car, it is only natural that details go beyond what goes under the bonnet and in this instance, the N430 also gets a rousing sports exhaust, competition-derived aerodynamic package and braking system, retuned sports suspension, quick-ratio steering rack, plus numerous cosmetics, including graphite painted wheels, black accents and trimmings, and optional club sports graphics packs inspired in part by the CC100 Speedster concept.
the sporting linage continues forth into the cabin with new interior features and materials such as machined carbon still plagues, N430 seat logos, black magnesium paddle-shifts or carbon fiber gearshift surround, leather steering wheel with contrast stitching (or in Alcantara with matching stitching) and more. priced at £89,995 and up, first deliveries of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 are expected to start in September 2014. you can hear the delightful growl of this beast in the embedded video below.