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James Bond Gets a New Ride – the new Aston Martin Can Be Yours for Just Dh539,999
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, February 21, 2014

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 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.


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1 posted on 02/21/2014 11:37:38 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Oh yeah.


2 posted on 02/21/2014 11:40:58 AM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: nickcarraway

3 posted on 02/21/2014 11:41:48 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: nickcarraway

I’d want one with the pre-wired trailer hitch package, naturally.


4 posted on 02/21/2014 11:42:51 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: nickcarraway

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.


5 posted on 02/21/2014 11:45:14 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Billthedrill

And the gunrack. Never forget the gunrack.


6 posted on 02/21/2014 11:45:38 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Billthedrill
Many years ago, I think it was "Road & Track" when reviewing one of the limited-production, high speed, very expensive sports cars, had this comment:

"What good is owning a car that can get a speeding ticket in FIRST gear?"

7 posted on 02/21/2014 11:51:51 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: 1rudeboy

Gunrack, nothing! I want Oil Slick and SAM buttons.


8 posted on 02/21/2014 11:55:25 AM PST by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


9 posted on 02/21/2014 11:55:57 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Talisker

Meh. Looks like a Ford Taurus.


10 posted on 02/21/2014 11:57:30 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: ken5050

A car like that would make my shiver as if someone had given permission for me to set fire to Piers Morgan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onjPdHUa13w


11 posted on 02/21/2014 11:58:00 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway
Looks like half the cars already on the roads.

When do they roll out the Shopper's Urban Version ?

12 posted on 02/21/2014 12:00:55 PM PST by tomkat
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To: cripplecreek

Did you see the clip of Nancy Grace telling Peirs to stuff it?


13 posted on 02/21/2014 12:01:53 PM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: nickcarraway

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...


14 posted on 02/21/2014 12:02:53 PM PST by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: cuban leaf
Every car shape seems like an offshoot of the egg.


15 posted on 02/21/2014 12:06:57 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SpinnerWebb

Revolving license plates, front wing mini guns, rear firing 20 or 30 mm and flamethrower too.


16 posted on 02/21/2014 12:09:10 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: tomkat
My 2013 Mustang has more personality at 1/3 rd the price:


17 posted on 02/21/2014 12:10:11 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: ken5050

Please explain.


18 posted on 02/21/2014 12:10:39 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; cripplecreek
Here ya go: enjoy!!
19 posted on 02/21/2014 12:13:25 PM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: central_va
I'd take this over an A-M any day of the week.


20 posted on 02/21/2014 12:17:11 PM PST by Bratch
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To: ken5050

LOL


21 posted on 02/21/2014 12:17:37 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

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!


22 posted on 02/21/2014 12:22:49 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: Talisker

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.


23 posted on 02/21/2014 12:27:04 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: cuban leaf

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.

CC


24 posted on 02/21/2014 12:27:22 PM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Celtic Conservative

iberating= liberating.

CC


25 posted on 02/21/2014 12:28:42 PM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Billthedrill

Lol


26 posted on 02/21/2014 12:31:58 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: nickcarraway
Nope, give me this:

27 posted on 02/21/2014 12:43:08 PM PST by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: cripplecreek
A car like that would make my shiver as if someone had given permission for me to set fire to Piers Morgan.

LOL!...snort...LOL!

28 posted on 02/21/2014 12:43:26 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: ken5050
Did you see the clip of Nancy Grace telling Peirs to stuff it?

No, but I'd like to! Wonder if it's on Youtube. I'll have to search.

29 posted on 02/21/2014 12:54:13 PM PST by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: central_va

Agreed .. nice color too !


30 posted on 02/21/2014 12:59:50 PM PST by tomkat
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To: tomkat
That Candy Red paint is a 400 dollar option. Worth it.

All other colors are no charge options. Ford knows how to make a quick buck.

31 posted on 02/21/2014 1:02:54 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

Look at it this way > that $400 would’ve only been worth $225 next year anyway .. spend it before it evaporates.


32 posted on 02/21/2014 1:06:06 PM PST by tomkat
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To: Robert DeLong

- ‘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


33 posted on 02/21/2014 1:26:13 PM PST by devolve (- a 3 year boy on TV news today : "Please Jesus make it warm!" -)
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To: Bratch

You need to seek treatment for that head injury.


34 posted on 02/21/2014 1:28:49 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: Organic Panic

Plenty more lined up to take your place. :)


35 posted on 02/21/2014 1:34:42 PM PST by AnAmericanInEngland
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

Nope, he’s yours now, we even threw ‘Lord’ Monckton in to sweeten the deal. :)


36 posted on 02/21/2014 1:36:27 PM PST by AnAmericanInEngland
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To: nickcarraway

Dang! I only have 539,998 Dirham.


37 posted on 02/21/2014 2:05:47 PM PST by Rinnwald
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To: nickcarraway

I have two of them as daily drivers. My 88 Ford Aerostar still pick up more chicks.


38 posted on 02/21/2014 2:07:33 PM PST by Jimmy4Toes
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To: Talisker
Comes in 4 door too.
39 posted on 02/21/2014 2:18:01 PM PST by CJ Wolf
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To: AnAmericanInEngland

- Holy Moly Ruby Begonia! :

- http://ipocars.com/vinfo/morgan/roadster_corvette_ls2_engine_with_plus_8-2010.html


40 posted on 02/21/2014 3:11:47 PM PST by devolve (- a 3 year boy on TV news today : "Please Jesus make it warm!" -)
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To: ken5050
that was sweet, (effete) PM..swatted in the @$ on the tube.

41 posted on 02/21/2014 4:59:40 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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42 posted on 02/21/2014 5:51:27 PM PST by devolve (- a 3 year boy on TV news today : "Please Jesus make it warm!" -)
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To: devolve




Morgan-Corvette +8+




43 posted on 02/21/2014 5:59:17 PM PST by devolve (- a 3 year boy on TV news today : "Please Jesus make it warm!" -)
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To: ken5050

“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 :)


44 posted on 02/21/2014 6:18:15 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

- 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


45 posted on 02/21/2014 6:31:08 PM PST by devolve (- a 3 year boy on TV news today : "Please Jesus make it warm!" -)
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To: devolve

Ferrari 458 BASE MSRP $233,509
Engine size: 4.5L
Horsepower: 570 HP
MPG: 13 city / 17 highway


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.

46 posted on 02/21/2014 9:39:39 PM PST by Robert DeLong (u)
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“The limited edition V8 Vantage N430 will set you back (in the UK) by £89,995”

£89,995? I don’t think so...


47 posted on 02/21/2014 10:28:35 PM PST by Ready4Freddy
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea
Good story...we were all often very lucky in our youth. The alternative was beyond our contemplation. We felt immortal.

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.

48 posted on 02/22/2014 4:33:57 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: JaguarXKE

See #19 this thread..


49 posted on 02/22/2014 4:37:44 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Organic Panic

Foryunately the quality of bth has improved.


50 posted on 02/22/2014 4:45:39 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother ("When leftists donÂ’t get their way, they start shooting people and bombing buildings." - rr)
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