Aston Martin V8 Vantage & DB9 special editions revealed

February 20, 2014

Aston Martin has announced plans to debut two new special editions at the Geneva show next month, called the V8 Vantage N430 and the DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430

Starting with the V8 Vantage N430, Aston Martin has made some tweaks to the 4.7-litre naturally aspirated V8 so it now produces 321kW of power at a screaming 7300rpm (up from 313kW).

As you’ve probably spotted, the N430 also comes with contrasting colours with highlighted cabin pillars, side mirrors, and front grille. There’s also a set of forged alloy wheels coated in special graphite paint, as well as a racy bodykit with aero-enhancing features.

Aston Martin DB9 Carbon White and Black

The DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White go for a more subtle theme. The black comes with various carbon fibre trimmings and black highlights, while the white comes with, you guessed it, white highlights.

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Under the bonnet sits the DBS-spec 6.0-litre (5.9-litre, if you want to get all precise about it), producing 380kW of power and 620Nm of torque.

Both will arrive in showrooms in September, after their debut in Geneva on March 6.

Brett is the editor and founder of Performance Drive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.