It’s always cool when those “overseas” companies launch a limited edition model. However, they’re almost always in honor of some race that no one in this country has ever heard of.
In recent months, Ford did a few F1-inspired Focus RS’, and Chevy did the British Touring Car Championship-inspired Cruze CS. Now, Aston Martin’s getting in on the act with the Nürburgring 24 inspired N420.
This limited edition V8 Vantage is 59 lbs. lighter, thanks to expensive carbon-fiber treatment.
Some of the lightened parts include the seats, front splitter, the rear diffuser…and the two ‘N420’ sill plates.
Other features of the V8 Vantage N420 package include black mesh vents, unique tailpipe outlets, an Iridium interior package with graphite instruments, the choice of an Alcantara, or leather steering wheel wrap, and…’Race Track’ stitching on the Alcantara covered carbon-fiber seats.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, the N stands for Nürburgring, and the 420 stands for the horsepower…which is completely unchanged at 420 hp. However, you do get the Sport suspension, with unique 10-spoke gloss black wheels and the new ‘sports’ exhaust system.
Like all Euro-edition’s, the Aston N420 gets a loud color pallet. Buyers can choose from several (very bright) Aston Martin N24 ‘Racing Liveries’, including colors named ‘Kermit Green’ and ‘Elwood Blue.’
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 will be available for order in Europe and the US. No word yet on how many they plan to build.