The N-badged cars are all developed using experience gained from racing the Vantage in multiple levels of competition, but in particular endurance racing. Some of Aston’s supplied photography even includes its V-8-powered Vantage GTE endurance racer standing next to the new V8 Vantage N430, although the new special edition is more closely aligned with the Vantage GT4 race car.
As you may have guessed, the “430” in the title represents the horsepower output, which the car’s dry-sumped 4.7-liter V-8 engine delivers at 7,300 rpm, just like in the V8 Vantage S. The engine is paired with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automated manual with paddle shifters, and will rocket the car from 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds and see it reach a top speed of 190 mph.
2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430Enlarge Photo
Inside, as out, the V8 Vantage N430’s sporting associations are unmistakable with new interior features and materials such as machined carbon sill plaques, N430 seat logos, black magnesium paddle shifters for the auto or a carbon fiber gearshift surround for the manual. Some options include a Bang & Olufsen BeoSound premium sound system and a green and yellow paint scheme that nods to Aston’s most famous motorsport triumph, the legendary DBR1.
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 is available in both coupe and convertible bodystyles and goes on sale in Europe this September. A U.S. launch should follow shortly after.
Also in Geneva, Aston Martin is showing new Carbon Black and Carbon White DB9 special editions. You can catch our full coverage of the Swiss event via our dedicated hub.