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By Ketan Patel


Aston Martin V8 Vantage N400

The Aston Martins are very popular and are loved for both their engines as well as their sleek looks. The Vantage N400 is a special edition vehicle that is as gorgeous and as it is powerful.

The special edition Aston Martin V8 Vantage N400 commemorates Aston Martin's achievements at the legendary Nürburgring where, for the past two years, the company has enjoyed considerable success in the annual Nürburgring 24 Rennen 24-hour race with the V8 Vantage N24 production race car.

The race-bred Vantage N400 includes a number of technical upgrades as well as enhancements to the car's standard range of colour and trim specifications. These include a more potent version of Aston Martin's 4.3 litre V8 engine, raising peak power to 400 bhp and peak torque to 420 Nm.

The car is equipped with new sports suspension consisting of up-rated springs and dampers, and rear anti-roll bar for the Coupe. The V8 Vantage N400 also features lightweight forged alloy wheels with a graphite and diamond turned finish. This combination delivers greater agility and more responsive handling for the enthusiastic driver.

The V8 Vantage N400 also features a number of exterior design changes, including a distinctive new sill design as well as rear lamp trims and mesh grilles finished in Magnum silver.

Interior enhancements include a unique micro-spin alloy facia while the black leather trim incorporates new perforated seat inserts. Selected coarse stitching colours complement the three new exterior paint colours of Bergwerk Black, Lightning Silver and Karussell Orange. Additionally, each V8 Vantage N400 features a unique numbered Limited Edition sill plaque.

Available in either Coupe or Roadster body styles and with either a six-speed manual or Sportshift* automated manual transmission. V8 Vantage N400 includes a full complement of standard equipment including a satellite navigation system, Aston Martin 700 W Premium Audio System, Bluetooth telephone
preparation, and HID headlamps.

Specifications

Body

Two-seat, two-door coupe or convertible
Bonded aluminium structure
Aluminium alloy, steel, composite, and magnesium alloy body
Extruded aluminium side-impact bars
High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps (dipped beam) with powerwash
Bright finish grille
LED rear lamps with clear lenses
Powerfold exterior mirrors
Magnum silver side strake, bonnet and lower front bumper meshes
Magnum silver rear diffuser blade and rear lamp inserts

Engine

All-alloy quad overhead camshaft 32-valve, 4.3-litre V8
Valved airbox system
Variable inlet camshaft timing
Dry sump lubrication system
Fully catalysed stainless-steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive

Maximum power 298 kW (400 bhp/405 PS) at 7300 rpm
Maximum torque 420 Nm (309 lb ft) at 5000 rpm
Acceleration 0-60 mph in 4.85 seconds
Maximum speed 285 km/h (177 mph) 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.95 seconds

Transmission

Rear mid-mounted, six-speed manual gearbox with optional Sportshift* automated manual
Alloy torque tube with carbon-fi bre propellor shaft
Limited-slip differential
Final drive ratio 3.909:1

Dimensions

Length 4380 mm (172.5)
Width 1865 mm (73.5) excluding door mirrors 2025 mm (80) including door mirrors
Height 1255 mm (49.5)
Wheelbase 2600 mm (102.5)
Fuel tank capacity 80 litres (17.6 Imp gal, 21.2 US gal)
Weight 1630 kg (3595 lb)

Steering

Rack and pinion power-assisted steering
Column reach and tilt adjust

Wheels

Front 8.5J x 19
Rear 9.5J x 19

Bridgestone Potenza Tyres

Front 235/40 ZR19
Rear 275/35 ZR19

Suspension

Front Independent double aluminium wishbones incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil over aluminium monotube dampers and anti-roll bar
Rear Independent double aluminium wishbones incorporating longitudinal control arms, coil over aluminium monotube dampers and anti-roll bar

Brakes

Front Ventilated and grooved steel discs 355 mm diameter
Rear Ventilated and grooved steel discs 330 mm diameter

Radial-mounted four-piston monobloc calipers
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Traction Control, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Positive Torque Control (PTC)

Interior

Obsidian black full-grain leather interior, with perforated leather seat inserts
Coarse stitching (available in black, red, tan or silver)
Numbered N400 Limited Edition sill plaque
Armrest embroidered with Nürburgring circuit diagram
Alcantara headlining (available in black or tailor's grey)
Micro-spin alloy facia
Graphite interior fi ttings
10-way electrically adjustable seats
Memory seats (three positions)
Heated seats
Automatic temperature control
Heated rear screen
Reversing sensors
Battery Disconnect Switch (BDS)
Trip computer
Dual-stage driver and passenger airbags
Side airbags
Alarm and immobiliser
Tyre-pressure monitoring
Cruise control
Bluetooth telephone preparation
Colour satellite navigation system with Traffi c Messaging Channel (TMC) (not available in all markets)
Tracking device (UK only)

In Car Entertainment

Aston Martin 700 W Premium Audio System with Dolby® Pro Logic II®
Six-CD autochanger
Apple iPod® and USB MP3 input

Options

Alternative brake caliper fi nish (black, red, silver)

Battery conditioner
Tracking device (standard in the UK, not available in all markets)
Alarm upgrade (volumetric and tilt sensors)
Smoker's pack
Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror
Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener (standard in the USA, not available in all markets)

Fuel consumption

Litres/100 km (mpg)

manual

Urban 22.5 (12.6)
Extra urban 10.6 (26.6)
Combined 15.0 (18.8)

Sportshift*

Urban 23.2 (12.2)
Extra urban 10.4 (27.2)
Combined 15.1 (18.7)

CO2 emissions

manual 358 g/km
Sportshift* 360 g/km

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