Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 Roadster: First Pictures

Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 Roadster: First Pictures

After announcing a new N420 model over the summer, Aston Martin has now taken the wraps off the V8 Vantage N420 Roadster. Weighing 60 lbs less than the standard Roadster, the N420 model makes 417-hp from a 4.7-liter V8 and is available either with a 6-speed manual transmission of an optional Sportshift automated manual transmission.

Notable elements of the N420 model include a carbon fiber front splitter, side skirts and a new rear diffuser, as well as black mesh grilles and 10-spoke black and silver wheels. An updated exhaust is included, as is the optional Sports Pack with stiffer springs, new shocks and thicker roll bars.

Inside there’s a leather or Alcantara steering wheel, special N420 wheels and lighter carbon fiber seats.

No U.S. pricing has yet to be released, but the N420 Roadster retails for £96,995 in the U.K.

GALLERY: Aston Martin N420 Roadster