2010 Paris Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- Aston Martin unveils its V8 Vantage N420 roadster.
- N420 coupe and roadster share a 420-horsepower 4.7-liter engine with the standard V8 Vantage.
- Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 prices start at $153,350.
GAYDON, England — Aston Martin has added a new roadster companion to its V8 Vantage N420 coupe, just in time for the 2010 Paris Auto Show.
The N420 coupe and roadster share a 420-horsepower 4.7-liter engine with the standard V8 Vantage but feature uprated suspension and exhaust, as well as distinctive styling touches and interior upgrades. Buyers can choose from a six-speed manual or optional Sportshift automated manual transmission.
Both N420 models are fitted with a standard Sport Pack that bundles revised springs, shocks and stabilizer bars plus a sport exhaust system.
Exterior changes include carbon-fiber splitter, side strakes and diffuser; wider sills; black mesh vents and 10-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels.
The cabin is equipped with an Iridium package that includes graphite instruments, leather or Alcantara steering wheel, carbon-fiber seats and N420 sill plaques.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 prices start at $153,350.
Edmunds.com says: A handsome vehicle, inspired by the brand's motorsports experiences at the Nürburgring. — Paul Lienert, Correspondent