Aston Martin bringing the heat for Geneva
Each and every passing day, we get more and more excited about the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It isn’t that it is particularly better than any other auto show during the year, as the most exciting unveilings are typically spread out amongst all the big name shows, but because of one simple truth (or coincidence). In proper European car show form, Aston Martin will be showing off their new special-edition debuts. This year, however, they happen to have two of them! We love all the used cars in Cincinnati, Ohio, but the thought of getting behind two special-edition Aston Martins sounds like quite the lovely day at the track.
Above, we have pictured the latest in the long line of N edition V8 Vantages. This particular one is called N430, and it is going to be available in both coupe and roadster bodystyles. It features the same 430-horsepower version of Aston Martin‘s 4.7-liter V8 as the Vantage S (with your choice of either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed sequential gearbox). Don’t forget the weight-saving measures like the carbon-Kevlar seats and ten-spoke forged alloys that help push it to a 60 mph in 4.6 seconds kind of car, as it will do on its way towards its 190 mph top speed. The N430 has a tighter, racier feel with a new competition-derived aero package, retuned suspension, new steering ratios, and a throatier exhaust.
Aston is also going to be sporting their new Carbon Black and Carbon White editions of its DB9 that incorporate additional carbon-fiber trim to either complement or contrast the exterior paint. Awesome, right? What is a little less awesome is that neither the V8 Vantage N430 or the DB9 Carbon editions are going to be available in North America. We will be quite alright with our fantastic Corvettes and Camaros, though!