After the N400 version of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage coupe that was released at the Frankfurt Motorshow two months ago, Aston Martin has now added a N400 version of the V8 Vantage roadster to the lineup aswell. The N400 is a limited edition version of the Vantage made to celebrate the achievements of the race version of the V8 Vantage (V8 Vantage N24) at the Nurburgring 24 hour race in june of this year. The 400 equals the horsepower the upgraded 4.3 liter V8 produces.
But it’s more then just a fancy name and a bit more horsepower that makes this N400 version special; next to the engine upgrade, better exhaust and air intake the N400 comes with a sports pack consisting of lightweight aluminum wheels, better (read: sportier) springs and dampers, a new bonnet, sideskirts, clear tail lights and a bright grille. The sports pack also includes some interior features like satnav, Bluetooth and heated seats. Last but not least you will find N400 badges featuring a tiny map of the Nurburgring on both the outside and the inside of the car.
In our opinion the hottest convertible of this summer just got even hotter. There’s no word on estimated delivery and prices yet but for those of you that like something special on the driveway next summer; a trip to the Aston Martin dealer in the next two months is advised!
For those of you that are not convinced yet watch this video of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage roadster made by Fifth Gear. We hope the sports package that comes with the N400 Roadster takes the little drawbacks that even existed with the ‘normal’ roadster away!