The Aston Martin Vantage N430 has it’s formula perfected after nearly 10 years.
Meet the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage and it’s new N-for-Nurburgring, 430-for-horsepower Aston Vantage! Back in 2007, it had an uprated version of the then-4.3-litre V8 with an extra 20bhp, plus bespoke dampers, springs and rear anti-roll bar. This new one takes all its settings from the optional sports suspension-equipped Vantage S. The alterations are chiefly the two-tone paint schemes (there’s a choice of five), various N430 badges, a carbon gear surround, alcantara steering wheel, that sort of thing.
The sole possible dynamic advantage comes from the 20kg of weight saved by using lighter forged alloy wheels and carbon-fibre and Kevlar seats.
Ah, the new N-for-Nurburgring, 430-for-horsepower Aston Vantage!
It’s always been handsome. It still is. This is not a surprise. Tell me what’s new.
Sorry to interrupt, but are you telling me this is a purely cosmetic upgrade?
But the original N400 wasn’t, was it?
This is a bit disappointing.
It’s also plenty of time for it to feel hopelessly out of date.
But not fast? It has a 0-60mph time of 4.6 seconds.
So it’s a proper driver’s car?
And the cabin?
It used to get slated for its sat nav system, too.
But that would be even more money, and I bet the N430 is deep into six figures already…
To answer all these questions see the full review on topgear.com
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Andrew has been in the motor trade for over 20 years. What he enjoys most about his job is the team spirit and the dedication of his work colleagues. He also appreciates the teams input in the improvement of the company.
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