2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430

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Price £89,995 Production --
Engine 4.7 liter V8 Weight --
Aspiration natural Torque 361 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
HP 430 hp @ 7300 rpm HP/Weight --
HP/Liter 91.5 hp per liter 1/4 mile --
0-62 mph 4.8 seconds Top Speed 190 mph

(from Aston Martin Press Release) V8 Vantage N430: race breeding, sports styling

Pure, unadulterated fun is what lies at the heart of the new V8 Vantage N430. Honed on the track to excel on the road, N430 – available in Coupe or Roadster form – boasts a power hike to 436 PS at 7,300 rpm that brings its output up to that of the spirited V8 Vantage S.

Ian Minards, Director of Product Development at Aston Martin, said of the new car: “N430 is all about bringing track-honed excitement to the road in an accessible, emotionally engaging, and authentically ‘analogue’ way.

“The dynamic exhilaration of Vantage is the perfect complement to the eye-catching looks of the N430.”

Ally that inherent dynamic capability to lightweight and sporting-biased features as standard such as carbon fibre and Kevlar® seats and ten-spoke forged alloy wheels in a new graphite painted finish – together yielding a weight saving of 20 kg – and it’s clear that the GT4-inspired N430 has been created to deliver exceptional performance with a club sport ethos.

No surprise, then, that the new V8 Vantage N430 is capable of 190 mph, with a 0-60 mph time that drops to 4.6 seconds.

That power feeds the rear wheels through a sporty six-speed manual gearbox; with the option of a close-ratio seven-speed Sportshift™II automated manual transmission with short final-drive ratio for those demanding the most driver-focused yet involving set-up.

N430’s front mid-mounted, 4.7-litre, all-alloy, quad overhead cam, dry-sumped V8 engine is complemented by a rousing sports exhaust, aerodynamics honed through numerous wins in GT racing and a competition-derived braking system.

The compact proportions and inherent balance of the Vantage design are supported by a carefully calibrated sports suspension tune and quick-ratio steering rack that rewards the true enthusiast driver on road, and on track.

Countless hours testing at circuits around the globe, including the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife which is home to a dedicated Aston Martin Test Centre, have delivered a machine truly worthy to join Aston Martin’s family of ‘N’ cars.

Styled to evoke thoughts of the track, N430 celebrates Aston Martin’s sporting heritage and motorsport success.

A purposeful package of dark-themed exterior details – graphite painted forged alloy wheels alongside black front grille, headlamp bezels, exterior meshes, side window surrounds and textured tailpipe finishers and clear rear lamps with black surrounds convey the appropriate air of menace and excitement.

This neatly offsets the eye-catching liveries with optional club sports graphics packs – inspired in part by the exceptional CC100 Speedster concept and nodding to Aston Martin’s most famous motorsport triumph, the DBR1 – that leave no doubt to the car’s identity or character.

Inside, as out, N430’s sporting associations are unmistakable with new interior features and materials such as machined carbon sill plaques, N430 seat logos, black magnesium paddle-shifts or carbon fibre gearshift surround; contemporary driver instrument panel; black anodised rotaries; leather steering wheel with contrasting on-centre stitch feature (or Alcantara with matching stitch); seat and door inserts in technical PlissèAlcantara – indented leather on Roadster models – and unique seat trim patterns.

Additional complementary features from the Vantage range as standard include a carbon fibre facia trim, Piano Black interior trim, black anodised tread plates and black pedals.

Finally, new and special features underpin the fun and sporting personality of N430 and demonstrate Aston Martin’s ability to create products which sit apart from the mainstream. Optional features available to N430 customers include a state-of-the-art 1000W Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpower®technology. It features distinctive speaker grille and lens detailing to enhance its visual as well as audio appeal.

Priced from £89,995 RRP, first deliveries of the new N430 are expected to begin in September this year.

1. V8 Vantage N430 and DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White are not available in North America.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 specification

Body

Two-seat, two-door Coupe or soft-cover convertible top body style
Extruded bonded aluminium VH body structure
Aluminium, magnesium alloy, composite and steel body
Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams
Halogen projector headlamps (main beam)
High Intensity Discharge headlamps (dipped beam)
LED rear lamps

Engine

All-alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 32-valve 4735 cc V8
Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
Fully catalysed stainless steel Sports exhaust system with active bypass valves
Compression ratio 11.3:1
Max power: 321 kW (436 PS/430 bhp) at 7300 rpm
Max torque: 490 Nm (361 lb ft) at 5000 rpm
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.8 seconds
Max speed: 305 km/h (190 mph)
Fuel economy (Sportshift ll)6:Urban – 14.7mpg, Extra Urban – 30.4mpg, Combined – 21.9mpg
CO2 emissions (Sportshift ll)6:299g/km
Fuel economy (manual): Urban – 14.4mpg, Extra Urban – 27.2mpg, Combined – 20.5mpg
CO2 emissions (manual): 321g/km

Transmission

Rear mid-mounted ‘Sportshift ll’6 seven-speed automated manual transmission with black magnesium paddleshifts or six-speed manual transmission with carbon-fibre gearshift surround
Alloy torque tube with carbon-fibre propeller shaft
Limited-slip differential
Final-drive ratio 4.182:1 (Sportshift ll) 6 or 3.91:1 (manual)

Wheels and Tyres

Front: 8.5J x 19“ Bridgestone Potenza RE050 245/40 ZR19
Rear: 10J x 19” Bridgestone Potenza RE050 285/35 ZR19

Steering

Rack and pinion, power-assisted steering, 2.62 turns lock-to-lock
Column tilt and reach adjustment
Steering rack with 15:1 ratio

Suspension

Sports suspension
Front: Independent double wishbone incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube dampers
Rear: Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube dampers

Brakes

Front: Ventilated and grooved two-piece floating discs, 380mm diameter with six-piston monobloc calipers
Rear: Ventilated and grooved steel discs, 330mm diameter with four-piston monobloc calipers
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with track mode
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
Positive Torque Control (PTC)
Traction control (TC)

Dimensions

Length: 4385mm
(inc. front number plate plinth) Wheelbase: 2600mm
Width: 2022mm (inc. mirrors) Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres
(17.6 UK gal/21.1 US gal)
Height: 1260mm (Coupe)
1270mm (Roadster) Weight: 1610 kg (Coupe)
1690kg (Roadster)

Standard specification

Standard exterior specification

A selection of 5 exterior liveries:
Alloro Green
Jet Black
Skyfall Silver
Mariana Blue
Speedway White
“S” side sills
10-spoke forged alloy graphite painted wheels
Choice of brake caliper finish: Yellow, Black, Silver or Red
Black vaned front grille
Black bonnet and side strake meshes
Black headlamp bezels1
Black side window trim surround
Black textured tailpipe finisher
Clear rear lamps with black surround
“N430” tailgate badge
Special edition engine bay inspection plaque

Standard interior specification

Black or Grey interior theme with a choice of accent colour: Yellow, Black, Silver or Red
Obsidian Black or Argento Grey full-grain leather interior
Door and seat inserts in Plissé Alcantara® (Coupe only) or indented leather (all models)
Carbon-Fibre facia trim
Piano Black interior trim
Black anodised centre console rotary controls
Pure Black Alcantara® steering wheel with matching stitch (Coupe only) or leather steering wheel with contrasting on-centre stitch (all models)
Electrically adjustable Carbon-Fibre and Kevlar® lightweight seats2 or Sports seats with side airbags
Dual-stage driver/passenger front airbags
Powerfold exterior heated mirrors
Heated rear screen
Automatic temperature control
Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays
Trip computer
Rear parking sensors
Tyre pressure monitoring
Alarm and immobiliser
Remote control central door locking and boot release
Glass ECU
Aston Martin Tracking by Cobra3,4 (UK only)
LED map reading lights
Black anodised tread plates with machined carbon special edition sill plaque
Embroidered ‘N430’ seat logo

In-car entertainment

160W Aston Martin audio system with six-CD autochanger
Integrated Apple iPod® connector5
USB connector with Waveform Audio Format (WAF), Windows Media Player (WMA) and MPEG (MP3) audio file compatibility

Exterior options

ClubSport Graphics Pack: bespoke painted graphics comprising lipstick, mirror caps, A-pillar/cantrail (Coupe only) and rear diffuser blade offered in the following colours for each exterior livery (standard in UK only)
Yellow with Alloro Green paintwork
Grey with Jet Black paintwork
White with Skyfall Silver paintwork
Red with Mariana Blue paintwork
Red with Speedway White paintwork
Comfort suspension (Coupe only)
Carbon-Fibre front splitter and rear diffuser
Carbon-Fibre side strakes
Carbon-Fibre mirror caps
Carbon-Fibre rear lamp infills
Rear parking assist camera
Front parking sensors

Interior options

‘Sportshift II’6 seven-speed automated manual transmission with 4.182:1 final-drive ratio and black magnesium paddleshifts with accent colour
Heated seats7
Memory seats and exterior mirrors (three positions)8
Passenger seat with ISO FIX (fixed height)1
700 W Aston Martin Premium Audio System with Dolby® Pro Logic II®
1000 W Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpower® technology featuring black anodised speaker grilles and ALT lenses with accent feature
Satellite navigation system1
Cruise control1
Bluetooth® telephone preparation1
Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror1
Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener1
Alarm upgrade (volumetric and tilt sensor)
Carbon-Fibre door grabs
Glass switches
Second glass ECU
Aston Martin Tracking by Cobra1,3,4
First aid kit1
Ashtray and cigar lighter
Boot-mounted umbrella
Wind deflector (Roadster only)
Deletion of ‘N430’ seat embroidery
Aston Martin wings seat embroidery7
Black leather ECU pouch

1 Not available in all markets.
2 Does not include side airbags or passenger airbag cut-off switch.
3 Complies with UK Thatcham Category 5 requirements. Excludes subscription. Standard in UK.
4 Cobra is a registered trademark of Cobra Automotive Technologies SpA.
5 iPod® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries.
6 ‘Sportshift’ trademark is used under licence from Prodrive (Holdings) Ltd.
7 Not available with lightweight seats.
8 Standard with lightweight seats.