First pics of Aston's motorsport-inspired Vantage roadster

Aston Martin has released the first pictures of the roadster version of its lightweight Vantage N420.

Like the coupé version, the Aston Martin V8 Vanatge N420 roadster is the successor to 2007’s N400 model and has been created to celebrate Aston’s achievements in racing at the Nürburging 24 Hours.

See the official pics of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 roadster

It is powered by the same 420bhp 4.7-litre V8 as the standard V8 Vantage, but it is now 27kg lighter than that car and also features several styling changes, as well as a revised interior and upgrades to the suspension and exhaust systems.

The N420 gets a carbonfibre front splitter, side strakes and diffuser and new 10-spoke gloss-black alloy wheels. Black mesh vents and a ‘Graphitic’ finish to the tailpipes complete the exterior changes.

Inside, it gets an ‘Iridium’ interior package encompassing graphite instruments, a leather or Alcantara finish to the steering wheel and lightweight carbonfibre seats with the ‘Race Track’ stitching from the V12 Vantage. Bluetooth connectivity, as well as cruise control and Park Distance control, are offered as standard.

Read Autocar's first drive of the Aston Martin Vantage N420 coupé

The N420 is fitted with the normally optional Sports Pack as standard, which includes revised spring, dampers and anti-roll bars. A new sports exhaust system with a louder note is also standard.

New colours are also available to celebrate Aston’s racing heritage, including ‘Rose’ yellow, ‘Kermit’ green and ‘Elwood’ blue.

Prices for the N420 Vantage start from £96,995.

See all the latest Aston Martin Vantage reviews, news and video

Our Verdict

Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Aston Vantage's classic proportions are suitably timeless and desirable

The Aston Martin Vantage has an abundance of soul, and decent ability with it

Join the debate

Comments
5

28 September 2010

TASTY!

To live is to drive

28 September 2010

Sweet!

28 September 2010

WOW 27 kg lighter!! They must have REALLY gone to town on shedding weight of this car-well done Aston Martin-that is some achievement!! ; - )

28 September 2010

Nearly £100k, you would have thought they could have done a better job of attaching the plate on the sill, a couple of cheap (already scratched ) screws, British workmanship at its best...

29 September 2010

Whilst I agree that 27kgs is not a very good attempt at weight reduction I suppose that they have made an effort so should be applauded for such an attempt.

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Citroen C11.2 Puretech 82 Furio
    First Drive
    29 September 2016
    Citroën's city car gets a new sporty-looking trim level, adding visual adornments, but no premium for the 1.2-litre Puretech triple we're driving
  • Mercedes C350e Sport
    First Drive
    28 September 2016
    Petrol-electric C-Class is a surprisingly well-priced alternative to a diesel but not the greatest example of the new ‘PHEV’ breed
  • Car review
    23 September 2016
    Aston kicks off its ‘second century plan’ with an all-new turbo V12 grand tourer
  • Ford Ka+ 1.2 Ti-VCT 85
    First Drive
    22 September 2016
    A rounded, refined and well-sorted bargain supermini – once you’re used to the confusing role redefinition imposed on the once-cheeky Ka
  •  Maserati Ghibli Diesel
    First Drive
    22 September 2016
    Maserati releases another range of updates for its range best seller, the Ghibli. We've driven the diesel version, but there's little improvement on before