The V8 Vantage N420 is an upgraded version of the V8 Vantage and the successor to the special edition V8 Vantage N400 of 2007. The Vantage N420 is based upon the standard 4.7 liter, 420bhp, 180mph V8 Vantage and is available as a Coupe or Roadster, and with a six-speed manual or optional Sportshift automated manual transmission.
The Vantage N420 draws inspiration from the company’s experiences at the Nürburgring 24-hour race. In the 2006 running of the annual Nürburgring endurance classic amongst a field of mostly motorsport homologated cars, Aston Martin entered a near-standard, road-registered V8 Vantage.
The sports car is offering a 27kg weight saving – achieved through the application of carbon fiber – over the standard V8 Vantage. On the inside and outside changes have been made to the standard setup. The vehicle is standard equipped with the Sports Pack and a new sports exhaust system.