Aston Martin calls its new special edition, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 “motorsport inspired,” though that suggests a few aero enhancements and a strip or two.
Available either as a coupe or a convertible, with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automated-manual transmission, the N420 is powered by an untouched version of the Vantage’s 4.7-liter V-8. It still makes 420 horsepower, but should sound even more stirring doing so, thanks to a modified exhaust system. Sports Pack suspension upgrades, including modified springs and dampers for sharper handling, complement a throatier exhaust note for the N420’s bigger motor.
Aston Martin says the Vantage N420 is available with optional “Race Collection” paint, which includes “Rose” yellow, as well as traditional Aston Martin Racing green.
The special model is the successor to the 2007 V8 Vantage N400.
The N420 will debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this August. Production and U.K. deliveries are also set to begin in August with a price of just under $150,000 (£96,995).