If you’ve always fancied a V8 Vantage but have so far found the littlest Aston sadly deficient in the lipstick department, today is a good day.
Aston Martin has today unveiled a special edition Vantage, dubbed the ‘Vantage N430′ and inspired by either (a) the firm’s similarly pouty GT4 race car or (b) a trip to the Debenham’s beauty counter.
In essence, the N430 is a Vantage S in racy drag, boosted to 430bhp, 4.7-litre V8, good for a 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 305km/h.
But with carbon fibre/Kevlar seats and lightweight alloys, the N430 is 17kg lighter than the Vantage S, and comes with the Aston’s six-speed manual as standard – the seven-speed ‘Sportshift’ robotised manual is an option.
There’s a smattering more Alcantara and carbon fibre on the inside, with added black on the outside. And, of course, that unmissable lipstick. Because you’re worth it.
The N430 Available in coupe or roadster flavour. Go on, Aston: go the full make-up hog. Treat the Vantage to a set of Miura-spec fake eyelashes and a dash of blusher below the doorhandles. It’ll be FABULOUS.