Skip to comments.James Bond Gets a New Ride – the new Aston Martin Can Be Yours for Just Dh539,999
Posted on 02/21/2014 11:37:38 AM PST by nickcarraway
Aston Martin V8 Vantage and DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White to debut at Geneva International Motor Show
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 wont 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 cars 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 Martins 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.
I’d want one with the pre-wired trailer hitch package, naturally.
It’s a beauty alright, but I don’t need anything more fancy than a Jag F-type. In either case my driving skills aren’t worthy of the handling capabilities of either. But fun is to be had.
And the gunrack. Never forget the gunrack.
"What good is owning a car that can get a speeding ticket in FIRST gear?"
Gunrack, nothing! I want Oil Slick and SAM buttons.
I still don’t think I’d ever buy an automobile made by the Brits. Their track record on cars is up there with their track record on cuisine.
Meh. Looks like a Ford Taurus.
A car like that would make my shiver as if someone had given permission for me to set fire to Piers Morgan.
When do they roll out the Shopper's Urban Version ?
Did you see the clip of Nancy Grace telling Peirs to stuff it?
If I was in the emirates I’d be looking for a different performance number ,,, my top priority would be A/C BTU output ,,, followed closely by reliability ... lets face it you just don’t want to break down in the middle of a desert... any new car has decent top speed ,, a 4cyl Camry will hit 125ish... handling is irrelevant on an arrow straight road through the desert...
Revolving license plates, front wing mini guns, rear firing 20 or 30 mm and flamethrower too.
So he is as popular across the pond as he is in the US. Instead of all the push to send Bieber home, why not a push to send Piers home? But of course, the Brits wouldn’t take him back!
It is a nice looking car but also looks like a lot of other nice cars.
For pure good looks the Jag E type was the tops. Not saying it was the best car, just the best looking.
That’s because Ford briefly owned Aston Martin and in that time Ford slapped that grille design on many of their smaller models. Blame Ford: I do and I find it tremendously iberating.
No, but I'd like to! Wonder if it's on Youtube. I'll have to search.
Agreed .. nice color too !
All other colors are no charge options. Ford knows how to make a quick buck.
Look at it this way > that $400 would’ve only been worth $225 next year anyway .. spend it before it evaporates.
- ‘Vettes slway do well at LeMans where the rubber meets the road - but less goop and downplay the lights and emblems - a bit more class like the Ferrari 458
Even the McLaren F1’s tend to get carried away in designs - but they drive over crappy roads at full chat and are driveable for adults
The ultra low-slung versions of any allege supercar get very old quickly after the first few minutes.
- in truth the vintage DB5and the E-Type are both slower than a current Honda 4-door sedan and the gearbox on both is garbage - the classic 300SL was and still is an oversteering dangerous underpowered coffin.
- A recent Shelby GT500 Mustang will top 205mph and though the interior is plastic on steroids you can get there in time to enjoy the bucks you saved on anything your little heart ol’ desires - everything has a price - extreme handling on curves is best left to those with a McLaren F1 Coupe with its space-tek suspension -
- The Corvette’s magnetic system is nothing to sneeze the Ferrari’s know well -
- Check out the available 0-60 update of your vintage Morgan Plus 8 with a dinky little Corvette engine plus suspension mods into an Morgan +8+ as you blow the Aston Martins and Lambos into the weeds while you enjoy the old cold-kidney effect of TR3s, Morgans, and early XK120 Jags
You need to seek treatment for that head injury.
Plenty more lined up to take your place. :)
Nope, he’s yours now, we even threw ‘Lord’ Monckton in to sweeten the deal. :)
Dang! I only have 539,998 Dirham.
I have two of them as daily drivers. My 88 Ford Aerostar still pick up more chicks.
- Holy Moly Ruby Begonia! :
“What good is owning a car that can get a speeding ticket in FIRST gear?”
Years ago, a good friend of mine bought a new 57 Chevy with the 283 cu in, 283 hp version, and a close ratio three speed manual transmission. One night in Des Moines, going out Fleur Drive towards the airport, some guys in a hopped up Ford wanted to drag. We teased ‘em, and stayed ahead...we were going 95 mph and still in first gear...when we finally had to stop at the traffic light at Army Post Rd they caught up to us...heads shaking, they said we kept waiting for you to have to shift...
So we were all in first gear of course...and we did not get a speeding ticket that night :)
- Yup - a ‘59 impala ported 283ci with 2-4’s and a Duntov SR cam will turn well over 100mph in low range with a Powerglide and easily walk away from a 283/290hp fuelie ‘Vettefrom 55mph up
Corvette Stingray Convertible 3LT (Fully Loaded)MSRP $77,450
ENGINE, 6.2L (376 CI) V8 DI (455 hp [339.3 kW] @ 6000 rpm, 460 lb-ft of torque [621.0 N-m] @ 4600 rpm) (STD)
Optional performance exhaust increases horsepower to 460 & 465 lb-ft of torque , aggressive exhaust sound, with 4" polished stainless-steel tips
MPG - 16 City / 28 EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG): 28 highway
Pretty close in styling. Ferrari a little more horsepower that could easily be matched & even surpassed for 20,000 or perhaps even less.
Now granted the Ferrari will continue to increase in value whereas the vette won't, but only if you hardly ever drive it. What fun is that? I'll still take the vette., and have fun.
“The limited edition V8 Vantage N430 will set you back (in the UK) by £89,995”
£89,995? I don’t think so...
I was a pretty competent driver, just starting out in local competitions. In 1965, (age 19) I rolled a MB 190SL at Lime Rock (SCCA/F class)..almost right in front of where my parents were sitting. I was fine, got out and walked away. My mom ran over..when she saw I was fine, took her pocket book, and started beating me over the helmet with it, My dream of being the next Juan Manuel Fangio died that day.
See #19 this thread..
Foryunately the quality of bth has improved.
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