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21 February 2024

James Bond gets a new ride – the new Aston Martin can be yours for just Dh539,999

By Staff

Aston Martin will be unveiling two exclusive new special editions at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show.

The iconic British performance luxury car marque, now in its 101st year, is introducing a bold addition to its legendary V8 Vantage range as well as striking special editions of the timeless DB9.

Wraps will be taken off the V8 Vantage N430, a new addition to the exciting ‘N’ series of Aston Martin specials. The limited edition V8 Vantage N430 will set you back (in the UK) by £89,995 (Dh539,999) although we think that money won’t necessarily be a concern for serious customers. First deliveries of the new model are expected by September 2014 even as the exact number of cars to be manufactured with the N430 tag remains undisclosed for now.

In addition, the timeless DB9, well-appreciated for its blend of design, performance and luxury, now gets two special editions – Carbon Black and Carbon White.

Speaking on the importance of the new models for the MENA region, Neil Slade, General Manager, Aston Martin MENA, said: “Aston Martin has enjoyed a spectacular centenary year in the MENA region and with these special editions – the N430 and the DB9 Carbon – we are confident about outdoing our success in 2013.

“The essence of Aston Martin – power, beauty and soul – has taken an elegant leap with the introduction of these new models to our portfolio and we are certain we will receive a welcoming response from Aston Martin owners and fans in the region.”

Speaking on the exciting new unveils, Marek Reichman, Design Director, Aston Martin, said: “The classic DB9 Carbon Black and daring DB9 Carbon White special editions give this timeless GT a fresh and highly desirable new appearance. Meanwhile, the exciting details that define the N430 should leave no one in any doubt about the car’s motorsport roots. Bold graphic treatments and the option of vivid colour combinations conjure up clear visual echoes of the race circuit.”

The N430 edges closer to the limit of pure, unadulterated power, thrilling dynamics and lightweight construction, offering stunning performance and an overall driving experience that only an Aston Martin can match, the company maintains in a media statement.

Available in both, Coupe and Roadster form, the N430 has been honed extensively on the track, including the hallowed Nürburgring Nordschleife, among other benchmark test facilities around the globe, and tailored to excel on the road.

With the front mid-mounted 4.7-litre naturally aspirated V8 now producing 436 PS at 7,300 rpm, the N430 provides no chance for a dull moment, ever. The N430 is lighter than the standard Vantage by 20 kg, thanks to generous use of carbon fibre, Kevlar seats and ten-spoke forged alloy wheels in a new graphite painted finish. That, complemented by its impressive power output, has made the N430 capable of a 190 mph top-speed, and a 0-60 mph time of 4.6 seconds.

Enhancing the style and visual drama of the DB9, the special editions offer appealing aesthetics truly befitting of Aston Martin’s 101 years of performance car excellence.

With a unique combination of lightweight carbon fibre features and an overall dark theme, the Carbon Black spells sophistication and luxury while the contemporary Carbon White implements carbon fibre accents set strongly against the Stratus White paint and a contrasting caliper colour. 

Aston Martin will be showcasing eight cars at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show, with examples of the new V8 Vantage N430 and DB9 Carbon editions sitting alongside other current models including the Rapide S four-door sports car and the new Vanquish Volante.