Aston Martin has a long history of creating unique vehicles. At the Geneva Auto Show, they showcased two special-edition cars that surprised many. Included was the new 2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430.
This car comes in a handsome green and yellow exterior color that works well with features highlighted in black.
|Vehicle Type: Coupe||Base Price: Â£89,995|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.1 US gals (80L)||Miles Per Gallon: 14 city / 27 hwy|
|Length: 172.6 in. (438.5 cm)||Wheel Base: 102.4 in. (260 cm)|
|Height: 49.6 in. (126 cm)||Width: 73.5 in. (186.6 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 3549 lbs (1610 kg)||Maximum Seating: 2 people|
|Engine: 4.7 Liter V8 DOHC||Compression Ratio: 11.3: 1|
|Horsepower: 430 HP||Max RPM: 7300 RPM|
|Torque: 361 lb-ft @5000 rpm||Transmission: 6-Speed Manual|
|0-62 mph: 4.8 seconds||Maximum Speed: 190 mph (306 km/h)|
Engine & Performance
What you get is a 4.7 liter V8 engine. However, this version gets an extra 3.9 hp that gives you a total of 430 horsepower, thus the 'N430â€™ branding.
This engine produces 361 lbs ft of torque of 361 pound-feet, which is slightly more than the base V-8 Vantage. The car springs out from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and delivers a top speed of 190 mph.
The N430 has similar kinks, curves and dimensions to the standard V8 Vantage.
The dark-themed accents in the grille, meshes, headlight bezels, windows and tailpipe finishers are evident throughout.
You will find the graphite painted alloy wheels gives this car an imposing look. It is available in 5 different color schemes; heritage, race, stealth, trophy and speedway.
Once you step inside, you are welcomed by machined carbon-sill plate. The seats are made of carbon fiber and Kevlar; along with the improvements on the wheels, the use of carbon fiber help shave about 44 lbs (20kg) from N430's curbs weight.
Other features include paddle shifters, carbon fiber gear-shift on the manual models, black anodized knobs, Plisse Alcantara door, unique seat patterns and indented leather on the roadsters.