Aston Martin to unveil special edition V8 Vantage & DB9 at Geneva Motor Show
Published On Feb 20, 2014 11:39 AM By Mayank
Aston Martin, the UK based ultra-luxury auto maker, is all set to unveil two new and exclusive special editions at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The two special editions would be V8 Vantage N430 and DB9 Carbon Black & Carbon White.
As everyone is evident of the fact, Vantage has been an iconic product for Aston Martin and hence the company has taken this decision to carry forward its unmatched legacy in the form of special edition N430. The N430 would be available in coupe and roadster form and would generate a whopping power of 436 PS at 7300 rpm, which is more than that of V8 Vantage. Furthermore, it would accomplish the 100kmph barrier from standstill in a mere 4.6 seconds, followed by a top speed of 305kmph. This brisk acceleration is owed to the 4.7-litre, all-alloy, quad overhead cam, dry-sumped V8 engine, which is under the bonnet of this supercar. The engine would be couped to a sporty six-speed manual gearbox; with the option of a close-ratio seven-speed Sportshift™II automated manual transmission with short final-drive ratio for those demanding the most driver-focused yet involving set-up.
Ian Minards, Director of Product Development at Aston Martin, said of the new car: “N430 is all about bringing track-honed excitement to the road in an accessible, emotionally engaging, and authentically ‘analogue’ way. The dynamic exhilaration of Vantage is the perfect complement to the eye-catching looks of the N430.” It would be priced at around Rs. 90 - 95 Lakhs and deliveries would commence by September 2014.
Now, if we talk about the other special edition that Aston Martin is going introduce at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, then there is no dilemma in propounding that the DB9 has been a timeless car for the automaker. But, now the DB9 family would have new members in the form of DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White special editions. Aston Martin Design Director Marek Reichman explained: “The classic DB9 Carbon Black and daring DB9 Carbon White special editions give this timeless GT a fresh and highly desirable new appearance." It would still continue with the DB9’s 6.0-litre V12 potential through a strong dark theme underpinned by a unique combination of lightweight carbon fibre features which results in an effortless torque of up to 620 Nm and peak power of 517 PS. Meanwhile, the contemporary Carbon White special edition creates a dramatic visual effect with the carbon fibre and dark elements contrasting strongly against the Stratus White paint and accented caliper colour.
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