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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.

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thebaldgit 29 September 2010

Re: Aston's lighter Vantage roadster

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.

Citytiger 28 September 2010

Re: Aston's lighter Vantage roadster

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...

gaco1 28 September 2010

Re: Aston's lighter Vantage roadster

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!! ; - )