2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 and DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White
Aston Martin will unveil two exclusive new special editions at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show. The V8 Vantage N430 boasts race breeding and sports styling, while the timeless DB9 is now available in Carbon Black and Carbon White versions.
2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 is available in Coupe or Roadster form. It comes with carbon fibre and Kevlar seats and ten-spoke forged alloy wheels in a new graphite painted finish – together yielding a weight saving of 20 kg – and it's clear that the GT4-inspired N430 has been created to deliver exceptional performance with a club sport ethos.
The N430 is powered by a 4.7 liter V8 engine – 436HP (321 kW) at 7,300RPM. 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 310 km/h (190 mph). The power is sent to the rear wheels through a sporty 6-speed manual gearbox. There is an option of a close-ratio 7-speed Sportshift™II automated manual transmission with short final-drive ratio for those demanding the most driver-focused yet involving set-up.
The interior comes with machined carbon sill plaques, N430 seat logos, black magnesium paddle-shifts or carbon fibre gearshift surround; contemporary driver instrument panel; black anodised rotaries; leather steering wheel with contrasting on-centre stitch feature; seat and door inserts in technical PlissèAlcantara – indented leather on Roadster models – and unique seat trim patterns.
2014 V8 Vantage N430 starts from £89,995 with first deliveries expected to begin in September this year.
The new Carbon Black accentuates DB9's potential through a strong dark theme underpinned by a unique combination of lightweight carbon fibre features. Meanwhile, the contemporary Carbon White special edition creates a dramatic visual effect with the carbon fibre and dark elements contrasting strongly against the Stratus White paint and accented caliper colour.
Striking exterior additions for both Carbon Black and Carbon White editions include carbon fibre side strakes and black window surrounds reinforcing the powerful visual themes.
The interior boasts a strong black styling theme with a choice of accent colours in line with the caliper shade showcases carbon fibre details and new black hardware. Bespoke sill plaques with the Carbon Black or Carbon White logo, communicate the cars' rarity, too.
Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White are powered by the well-known 6.0 liter naturally aspirated V12 – 517HP (380 kW) and 620Nm (459 lb-ft). 0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and the top speed is 295 km/h (183 mph).
Aston Martin can be found at stand number 5253 in Hall 5 at this year's Geneva International Motor Show, once again taking place at the Palexpo complex.
Source: Aston Martin