V8 Vantage N430
V8 Vantage N430

V8 Vantage N430

(2014 - 2016)

2015MY, 2016MY

The N430 version of the V8 Vantage was announced just a few weeks ahead of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, following on from the previous and desirable N400 and N420 editions. This new model is mechanically based on the standard V8 Vantage but with the addition of the 'S' 430 bhp engine, 'S' suspension and some unique styling features, together with either the regular six speed manual or the Prodrive developed Sportshift II transmission with paddle shift.

V8 Vantage N430

The interior of the N430 features lightweight carbon fibre and Kevlar seats as standard which are claimed to save 20kg in weight over the regular V8 Vantage.

The key specifications for the N430 are below –

  • V8 Vantage MY2015 and MY2016
  • 430 bhp engine from the V8 Vantage S
  • Six-speed manual gearbox with optional seven-speed Sportshift™ II automated manual transmission
  • Carbon fibre and Kevlar lightweight seats
  • Ten-spoke forged alloy wheels in graphite painted finish
  • Choice of brake caliper finish: Yellow, Black, Silver or Red
  • Sports suspension tune or optional Comfort suspension (Coupe only)
  • Quick-ratio steering rack
  • Coachwork in one of five special colour schemes **
  • Alloro Green, (Race, inspired by the DBR1 with yellow club sport graphics pack)
  • Jet Black (Stealth, with silver club sport graphics pack)
  • Mariana Blue (Heritage, ,with red club sport graphics pack)
  • Skyfall Silver (Trophy, with white club sport graphics pack)
  • Speedway White (Speedway, influenced by US motorsports, with red club sports graphics pack)
  • Optional club sports graphics packs (grille ‘lipstick’, mirror  caps, cantrails and rear diffuser), (standard in the UK)
  • Dark-themed exterior details such as black front grille, headlamp bezels, exterior meshes, side window surrounds and textured tailpipe finishers
  • ‘S’ side sills
  • Clear rear lamps with black surrounds
  • Optional carbon-fibre, front splitter, rear diffuser, side strakes, mirror caps and rear lamp infills
  • Special edition engine bay inspection plaque
  • Black anodised tread plates with machined carbon special edition sill plaque
  • Electrically adjustable Carbon-Fibre and Kevlar® lightweight seats with memory or optional Sports seats with side airbags and optional heating and  memory
  • Obsidian Black or Argento Grey full-grain leather interior with a choice of accent colour: Yellow, Black, Grey or Red
  • Embroidered N430 seat logos or optional wings logo
  • Black magnesium paddle-shifts (sportshift) or carbon fibre gearshift surround (manual)
  • Contemporary driver instrument panel
  • Black anodised rotaries
  • Leather steering wheel with contrasting on-centre stitch feature (or Alcantara with matching stitch)
  • Seat and door inserts in technical Plissè Alcantara (coupe only)
  • Unique seat trim patterns
  • Carbon fibre facia trim, Piano Black interior trim, black anodised tread plates and black pedals, optional carbon-fibre door pulls
  • Optional glass switches
  • 160W Aston Martin audio system with six-CD autochanger
  • Optional 700W Aston Martin Premium Audio System or 1000W Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpower® technology with distinctive speaker grille and lens detailing
  • Rear parking sensors, optional front parking sensors, optional rear parking assist camera, optional sat-nav

The N430 became available for sale from September 2014 in most markets worldwide as both a coupe or Roadster although sadly the lightweight seats mean the North American market did not receive the car. Instead, North America (and Australia) had the similar V8 Vantage GT, in effect, an N430 without the lightweight seats. With a basic UK price including VAT of only £89,995 for the coupe, the N430 undercuts the ‘S’ by around £5,000 which has made it a very desirable motorcar. 

For the 2016 model year, the N430 received the new ‘Vanquish’ style centre console

The N430 was discontinued during late 2016 when regular ‘non-S’ V8 Vantage was discontinued. 

** As with all things Aston Martin, there are exceptions to every rule. The Aston Martin dealer, Stratstone had their own special N430 cars and there was also a small run of Ceramic Grey N430’s with Jet Black ClubSport graphics by ‘Q’.