This is the 2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 Roadster, the official successor to the special edition V8 Vantage N400 revealed back in 2007. Comparing it to the stanfard V8 Vantage, the new car features wider sills perfectly combined with a carbon fibre splitter, side strakes and diffuser, black mesh vents and 'Graphitic' tailpipe finishers as well as a new set of 10-spoke diamond turned alloy wheels with a black finish.
Inside, the new car offers an Iridium interior package, completed by the graphite instruments, steering wheel wrapped in leather or Alcantara, special N420 sill plaques and lightweight carbon fibre seats and 'Race Track' stitching as in the V12 Vantage.
Furthermore, the car comes with Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control and Park Distance Control, as standard. Also, as standard, the car comes with the Sports Pack, which includes revised springs, dampers and anti-roll bars for even more responsive and dynamic handling, while retaining the V8 Vantage's renowned poise, balance and long distance ability, as well as a new sports exhaust system.
A further distinctive feature is the availability of a new range of optional Aston Martin 'Race Collection' paint schemes. Pairing bold body colours with contrasting hues for the cant rails and radiator grille surround, they celebrate the marque's racing heritage.
Under the hood we find a 4.7-litre V8 engine capable to deliver 420 hp and a top speed of 180 mph or 290 km/h. Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 prices start from £96,995 ($151,804 or €113,523).