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Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 Delivers Classic Looks, Modern Performance

Jeff Perez

Aston Martin has a long history, both on the road and the track. And blending those two proven formulas, Aston introduced the new V8 Vantage N430 — mixing classic racing cues with a modern and powerful road car.

At first glimpse, you’ll notice that the Vantage sports a signature yellow and green Aston race theme. If you know your liveries, this scheme has been plastered on cars like the CC100 Speedster and the Nurburgring endurance cars. This is the first time though that Aston offers this special edition paint scheme on a road-going Vantage.

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But where there’s race paint, there’s also power. The 4.7-liter V8 delivers an upgraded 430 horsepower (436 ps) and a 0-60 mph time of 4.6 seconds. And purists will tell you, there’s nothing like feeling that power through a manual gearbox — and the N430 delivers that as well.

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Other features include some new lightweight forged alloy wheels, carbon fiber seats, and a weight loss of about 44 pounds over the original V8 Vantage. But what will all this cost you? Aston says UK buyers will be able to snag up this special edition in the fall for £89,995. U.S. buyers will expectedly have to wait a little longer.

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