Over the summer Aston Martin revealed its updated V8 Vantage N420 sports car, the successor to the special edition N400. Inspired by the N24 racer and celebrating Aston’s racing heritage, this is in many ways the British brand’s version of the Porsche GT3. Aston has now released a new promo video for the car, highlighting its racing heritage and awesome exhaust note.
Weighing roughly 60 lbs less than the standard V8 Vantage, the new N420 model gets Aston’s larger and more powerful 4.7-liter V8 engine (as opposed to the old 400-hp, 4.3-liter unit in the N400).
Other upgrades include some design changes, including a new 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, the N420 gets other upgrades like the Iridium interior package with graphite gauges, as well as a leather or Alcantara steering wheel and carbon fiber seats with “Race Track” stitching.
And while common folk might not know the difference between the N420 and a standard Vantage, Aston Martin will help buyers make a statement by offering the new sports car in three wild new colors inspired by its racing program: Rose yellow, Kermit green and Elwood blue.
GALLERY: Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420
See the video after the jump:
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