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Geneva 2014: Aston Martin

  • New race-inspired version of the Vantage
  • Bespoke colours, trims and options
  • Pair of special editions of the DB9

Written by Parkers editorial team Published: 4 March 2014 Updated: 4 March 2014

Cars on show: Vantage N430 (pictured above), DB9 Carbon White and Carbon Black

The Aston Martin stand was awash with special edition models. At the forefront was a racing-inspired Vantage called the N430, which features special graphics packs and body styling tweaks to mirror the firm’s successful competition cars.

Inside there’s a pair of lightweight sports seats which can be trimmed in a number of types of leather.

It’s powered by the 4.7-litre V8 found in Vantage and Vantage S models, with power pinned at 430bhp and 490Nm of torque. This is mated to either a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed automatic with paddles behind the steering wheel.

It’ll cover 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds and we’re absolutely sure it’ll sound fantastic while doing so.

The British sports car firm also took the wraps off a pair of DB9 special editions. Called the Carbon Black and Carbon White editions, it’s a simple case of their styling being based on either shade. There isn’t much more to it than that, but they do still look fantastic.