2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 – Review, Photos, Price, Features

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British sports car maker, Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 is the new special edition from Aston Martin’s motorsport-inspired V8 Vantage in 2011. New car design and innovation from Aston Martin that introduced sporty race car models with motorsport powerful engine inspired special edition for customers. It brings a new sport vehicle dimension of sporting prowess and dynamic ability to the V8 Vantage range.

The N420 has the same 420bhp 4.7lt V8 up-front but it is 27kg lighter than the standard version which makes a helluva difference. The car also features several styling changes, as well as a revised interior and new suspension and exhaust systems. The N420 gets a carbonfibre front splitter, side strakes and diffuser. Black mesh vents and a ‘Graphitic’ finish to the tailpipes and new 10-spoke gloss black alloy wheels. An ‘Iridium’ interior package with graphite instruments, a leather 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.

Specifications

Engine & Transmission

· Aston Martin Racing 4.7 litre V8 GT4 engine
· ITG cylindrical foam air filters
· Reduced cell density primary catalysts
· Revised engine calibration (97 RON fuel)
· EGR and secondary air system removed
· Simplified oil breather system with catch tank
· Weight-reduced rear muffler without by-pass valves
· FIA-approved ATL bag type fuel tank with twin fuel pumps – 100 litre (22 gallon) capacity
· Standard six-speed manual transmission or Sportshift (ASM) transmission – fitted with breather catch tank Valeo twin-plate cerametallic clutch (215 mm) with lightweight flywheel

Chassis

· FIA approved full rollcage in 40 mm x 1.5 mm 15CDV6 high-strength steel
· Preparation for pneumatic jacks incorporating tapping plates
· Motorsport towing eyes
· Polycarbonate side and rear windows
· Re-styled side sill with exposed carbon fibre rib
· Quick-release bonnet/tail safety latching with hinges retained
· Lightweight aluminium side strakes

Suspension

· Single-rate, flat ground, 2.5 in ID Eibach springs with separate helper springs
· Stiffened front and rear anti-roll bars
· Bilstein suspension, adjustable ride height, aluminium dampers
· Front subframe modified for extra camber and castor

Wheels & Tyres

· Front – 10 in x 18 in cast magnesium
· Rear – 11 in x 18 in cast magnesium

Braking System

· Standard radial-mounted four-piston monoblock calipers fitted with high-performance Pagid RS 29 race pads
· Updated two-piece front brake discs
· Front cooling ducts to enhance brake cooling

Electrical

· Reduced weight and optimised route wiring harness
· Optima gel lightweight battery
· Battery cut-off relay
· New switch panel mounted in centre console incorporating re-settable circuit breakers for each fuel pump, extinguisher button, battery cut-off button, heater controls, mirror switch and toggle switches for fog lights, hazard lights, traction control and heated front screen
· Panel graphics illuminated by electroluminescent film

Interior

· Recaro competition shell seat embroidered with Aston Martin logo
· Sabelt six-point safety harness – push-button release
· FIA compliant Lifeline Zero 360 plumbed-in extinguisher system (gas) – four engine bay and two interior nozzles
· Raised driver ’s footrest
· New simple door casings moulded in ‘Twintex’ for weight saving and compatibility with rollcage
· Weight-reduced facia, trimmed in Alcantara
· Shortened one-piece carbon fibre centre console
· Quick-release, suede-trimmed steering wheel

Options

· Two-way adjustable dampers
· Passenger seat and safety harness
· Dry break fuel filler
· Dual fuel filler
· HANS seat and safety harness
· Air jacks including lance
· Pair of GT4 xenon spot lights
· Endurance fuel tank – 120 litre capacity
· Pi Clubman display & datalogger
· Shift light (only available with Pi Clubman)
· Rear rain light
· Air conditioning

Dimensions

· Length 172.5 in (4,380 mm)
· Width 73.5 in (1,865 mm) (excluding mirrors)
· 80 in (2,025 mm) (including mirrors)
· Height 47.5 in (1,210 mm)
· Wheelbase 102.5 in (2,600 mm)
· Front track 62.2 in (1,580 mm)
· Rear track 62.6 in (1,590 mm)
· Kerb weight 1,350 kg (excluding fuel)
· Fuel tank size 100 litre

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2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 released the price starting from £96,995.

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