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The V8 Vantage is arguably the purest sports car of the Aston Martin range, and it’s the one that forms the basis for the road-registered, class-leading 24-hour Nürburgring racers. In the “I’ll have what she’s having!” vein, Aston owners will soon be able to purchase an upgraded, motorsports-inspired V8 Vantage called the N420.
The N420, which will debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, is based on the 4.7-liter, 420hp V8 Vantage Coupe and Roadster. It will be available with the six-speed manual or Sportshift automated manual, and it features the Sports Pack suspension with new shocks, springs and anti-roll bars, and a burbly new exhaust system. Setting it apart visually are wider sills, black mesh vents, a carbon fiber front air dam, side strakes and rear diffuser, and 10-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels. The changes inside include graphite-colored instruments, a leather or Alcantara steering wheel, N420 sill plaques and sports seats with “Race Track” stitching. Optional yellow, green, blue and white “Race Collection” paint schemes can also distinguish V8 Vantage N420, with contrasting color radiator grille surrounds and on the Coupes, roof cant rails.
Production of the N420 begins this month, and American deliveries will begin this fall. U.S. pricing has yet to be announced