To celebrates Aston Martin‘s success in the ADAC 24-hour race at Germany’s Nürburgring with the Vantage N24 race car, they have released the limited edition Aston Martin V8 Vantage N400 Roadster. The power output of the 4.3-litre V8 is increased by 20 bhp to a total of 400 bhp by engine modifications and a new free flowing exhaust.
The limited edition model also benefits from a sport pack that includes lighter-weight, graphite-finished alloy wheels and stiffer springs, revised shocks and a new anti-roll bar. The improvements to the V8 Vantage N400 are intended to allow the car to break the 8-minute lap time barrier on the Nürburgring’s famed North Loop.
Seen here in Karussell Orange, the car will also be available in the less conspicuous Bergwerk Black or Lightning Silver. The bodywork is set apart from the standard V8 Vantage Roadster by new side sills, boot lid, clear rear lamp lenses, mesh for the side strakes and a polished grille.
Inside, the cabin features perforated black leather seats, aluminum trim and a numbered plaque detailing its limited-build status. Available as a coupe as well as a roadster, the N400 also offers a choice of a Sportshift automated manual or a conventional six speed manual transmission. The edition is reported to be limited to 240 cars.