Aston Martin to unveil two specials at Geneva

All carbon-fibre Aston Martin DB9
All carbon-fibre Aston Martin DB9

Aston Martin are making sure their most devoted fans will be well catered for at this years Geneva Motor Show with the unveiling of two special versions of the V8 Vantage and DB9 Coupe. The V8 Vantage N430 will be joined by the DB9 Carbon Black - along with Carbon White - editions.

Aston V8 Vantage N430 will be unveiled at Geneva.
Aston V8 Vantage N430 will be unveiled at Geneva.

Visually and internally, the N430 differs from the regular car. Available as a Coupe or Roadster, buyers will get aerodynamic upgrades and new alloy wheels. The optional club sports graphics pack pays tribute to the racing Aston Martin DB3S and DBR1 from the fifties, and the CC100 concept car unveiled last year.

Under the bonnet you have a tuned version of Aston's 4.7-litre V8, which produces 430hp (310kW), the same as the production V8 Vantage S.

A six-speed manual or seven-speed sportshift gearbox, sports exhaust system, sports suspension and urprated brakes come as standard. Inside, lashings of carbon-fibre and alcantara help lose 20kg of weight fron the interior.

The DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White are powered by the same 6.0-litre V12 and sportshift transmission as the regular DB9, but with a carbon-fibre body and carbon accents inside.

The unveiling of both models will mark the 101st birthday of the brand and there is no word yet on whether we could see this duo on New Zealand shores.

- NZ Herald

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