Luxury car marque Aston Martin is slated to release two exclusive new special editions at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show. In its 101st year, Aston Martin is introducing a bold addition to its legendary V8 Vantage range as well as striking special editions of the timeless DB9. The wraps of the V8 Vantage N430, which is a new addition to the exciting ‘N’ series of Aston Martin specials, will be taken off during the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show.
The N430 which will be available in both Coupe and Roadster form is tailored to excel on the road and has been honed extensively on the track, including the hallowed Nürburgring Nordschleife, among other benchmark test facilities around the globe. The N430 is lighter than the standard Vantage by 20 kg, thanks to generous use of carbon fibre, Kevlar® seats and ten-spoke forged alloy wheels in a new graphite painted finish. That, complemented by its impressive power output, has made the N430 capable of a 190 mph top-speed, and a 0-60 mph time of 4.6 seconds. the performance package of the N430 is completed with the meticulously calibrated sports suspension, aerodynamics honed through numerous wins in GT racing.
The interior of the N430 has machined carbon sill plaques, N430 seat logos, black magnesium paddle shifts, anodised rotary knobs, leather/Alcantara steering wheel with contrasting on-centre stitch, carbon fibre facia trim and a state-of-the-art 1000W Bang & Olufsen Beo Sound audio system. In short, the N430 stands for the very attention to detail that defines every special Aston Martin.
The DB9 Carbon Black & Carbon White is a perfect blend of design, performance and luxury. The special editions offer appealing aesthetics truly befitting of Aston Martin’s 101 years of performance car excellence. With a unique combination of lightweight carbon fibre features and an overall dark theme, the Carbon Black spells sophistication and luxury like none else, while the contemporary Carbon White implements carbon fibre accents set strongly against the Stratus White paint and a contrasting caliper colour.
Neil Slade, General Manager, Aston Martin MENA, says “Aston Martin has enjoyed a spectacular centenary year in the MENA region and with these special editions – the N430 and the DB9 Carbon – we are confident about outdoing our success in 2013. The essence of Aston Martin – power, beauty and soul – has taken an elegant leap with the introduction of these new models to our portfolio and we are certain we will receive a welcoming response from Aston Martin owners and fans in the region.”
Marek Reichman, Design Director, Aston Martin says “The classic DB9 Carbon Black and daring DB9 Carbon White special editions give this timeless GT a fresh and highly desirable new appearance. Meanwhile, the exciting details that define the N430 should leave no one in any doubt about the car’s motorsport roots. Bold graphic treatments and the option of vivid colour combinations conjure up clear visual echoes of the race circuit.”