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DB9 and Vantage N430 special editions to debut at Geneva

19 Feb , 2014  

Aston Martin Vantage V8 N430 - carwitter

Aston has announced not one, not two but THREE special editions that will see the light of day for the first time at Geneva next month.

First up is the V8 Vantage N430, another N version (following the N420 and N400) which celebrates the marque’s racing heritage.

Aston Martin Vantage V8 N430 + GTE - carwitter

Available in either roadster or coupe form the N430 ups the power output to 430bhp (from 420 on the N420, notice a pattern?), meaning the N range is now equal to the Vantage S.

That increase, coupled with a diet that shed 20kg, sees the N430 hit 60mph in just 4.6 seconds, 0.3seconds faster than it’s predecessor, while top speed hits 190 mph, again matching the Vantage S.

Power is routed through either a six-speed manual or a seven speed auto ‘box from the standard 4.6litre V8.

Aston Martin Vantage V8 N430 rear - carwitter

Outside the 430 receives a raft of minor changes,  graphite painted forged alloy wheels, a black front grille, headlamp bezels, exterior meshes, side window surrounds, textured tailpipe finishers and clear rear lamps with black surrounds which Aston claim  “convey the appropriate air of menace and excitement”.

In reality the brightly coloured grill surround, mirrors and pillars make it look like the Astons that pound round Silverstone for trackdays.

Aston Martin Vantage V8 N430 interior - carwitter

Priced from £89,995 and on the road from September the 430 adds carbon fibre facia trim, Piano Black interior trim, black anodised tread plates and black pedals as standard.

Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Black and White - carwitter

Secondly two special versions of the decade-old DB9 will arrive on the scene, the Carbon Black and Carbon White editions.

Nothing changes underneath as the Carbon twins unleash 510bhp from the V12’s 6.0litre engine, the alterations are entirely superficial.

Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Black - carwitter

Perhaps unsurprisingly the Carbon Black is black and the Carbon White is white, both are, as you guessed, given special touches of carbon fibre.

Inside Aston say the colour theme will continue, but add “carbon” plaques to “communicate the car’s rarity” – in case you thought Astons were common.

Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Black plaque - carwitter

Aston haven’t revealed prices, and say that they will only be given “on application” in a dealership. So pop in and ask them next time you see one.
Aston Martin Vantage V8 N430 grill - carwitter

Aston Martin Vantage V8 N430 colours - carwitter

Aston Martin Vantage V8 N430 dash - carwitter

Aston Martin Vantage V8 N430 front 2 - carwitter

Aston Martin Vantage V8 N430 alloy - carwitter

Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Black interior - carwitter

Aston Martin Vantage V8 N430 side - carwitter

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