Aston Martin’s family grows at 2014 Geneva Motor Show

V8 Vantage N430 and DB9 Carbon Black & Carbon White debut at Geneva Motor Show


The British sports car marque Aston Martin is debuting at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show two exclusive new special editions – a bold addition to Aston Martin’s iconic V8 Vantage range as well as dramatic new special editions of the timeless DB9. The luxury car manufacturer will be showcasing eight cars at this year’s Geneva Motor show, with examples of the new V8 Vantage N430 and DB9 Carbon Black sitting alongside other current models including the Rapide S four-door sports car and new Vanquish Volante.

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. 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.

“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,” said Ian Minards, Director of Product Development at Aston Martin.

Optional feature available to N430 customers include a state-of-the-art 1000W Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpowe 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.

The new DB9 Carbon Black accentuates the 183 mph DB9’s 6.0-litre V12 potential through a strong dark theme underpinned by a unique combination of lightweight carbon fibre features. Meanwhile, the contemporary Carbon White special edition creates a dramatic visual effect with the carbon fibre and dark elements contrasting strongly against the Stratus White paint and accented caliper colour.

Striking exterior additions for both Carbon Black and Carbon White editions include carbon fibre side strakes and black window surrounds reinforcing the powerful visual themes.

“The classic DB9 Carbon Black and daring DB9 Carbon White special editions give this timeless GT a fresh and highly desirable new appearance.

“Meanwhile, the exciting details that define N430 should leave no one in any doubt about the car’s motorsport roots. Bold graphic treatments and the option of vivid colour combinations conjure up clear visual echoes of the race circuit,” said Aston Martin Design Director Marek Reichman.