As with every Vantage, the combination of compact dimensions, light, rigid body architecture and perfect weight distribution gives the N430 superlative handling and agility. These qualities are further enhanced by sports suspension as standard, while each of the graphite 10-spoke forged alloy wheels saves a useful 2kg in unsprung mass for improved handling.
The N430’s 430bhp (436PS) 4.7 litre V8 is matched to a sports exhaust for a spine-tingling engine note. Power and torque are up 10bhp and 20 Nm respectively compared with the V8 Vantage, paring the 0-60 time down to 4.6 seconds. Dry sump lubrication is perfect for track-day action and there’s a choice between 6-speed manual and 7-speed Sportshift II transmissions.
Aston Martin owners enjoy feeling they belong to an exclusive club of like-minded people – and the N430’s looks and specification will appeal to all those who use their car’s performance to the full.
2016 model upgrades include the updated AMi II Infotainment system which offers improved driver interface controls with additional vehicle information. Updates also include the introduction of a new style fascia, this stylish one-piece console now flows through the centre of the car, offering a more useable interface for both the driver and the passenger.