Inspired by the company’s GT4 cars, Aston Martin’s new V8 Vantage N430 celebrates the company’s racing heritage. Specially equipped with a manual transmission and special paint job, it warranted a look-see from Steve Sutcliffe at Autocar. How does it rate? Sutcliffe set out to find out.
Starting at £89,995 (roughly $151,929), the N430 could be characterized as a V8 Vantage with the Vantage S’s 430bhp 4.7-litre V8, suspension, and steering. Special features include forged-allow wheels and distinctive contrasting colors on the outside, while carbon fiber inlays and carbon/Kevlar seats have found their way to the inside.
Can the Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 compete with the likes of its German and Italian rivals? Watch the below video to find out.