Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420, a Bluff … But Aston
A tribute. This is the pretext favorite sports manufacturers to exit the special series. Aston Martin is no exception to the rule: the N420 is supposed to honor the victories of the Aston N24 on the Nurburgring.
This special edition is limited to 420 copies in coupe and roadster both. It differs little from the standard model, especially at engine: The V8 develops 426 hp at 7300 rev / min. A beautiful engine, including the passage of 4.2 to 4.7 has significantly improved low-end torque. Less hollow, he also likes to be whipped.
The N420 is not more powerful, and boasts a weight reduction very limited: only 26 kg less than the “normal” version, which really does not translate into improved performance, which are correct: 290 km / h in 4.9 seconds and on edge from 0 to 100 Km / h. It can in no way be compared to pistardes Italian Scuderia, Supperleggera German or other type GT3 RS.
Even the presentation is slightly customized: some special plates here and there pa, special rims, and voila. Under these conditions, difficult to justify the € 12 K difference with classical Vantage.
And yet, like every Aston, she always exudes a special aura, a certain class. I read an article in a magazine quoting a connoisseur of sports cars. He said “all is forgiven in an English and German to nothing.” I think the maxim entirely true: when we speak of an English or Italian, you cannot be objective …