Lightweight seats for racers
Aston Martin V8 Vantage has been optimized for the racetrack - including special seats.
An optimized for track use, lightweight version of its entry-level model brings V8 Vantage Aston Martin in September on the market. The two-seater provided with the suffix N430 is characterized among other things by a comparison to the standard model of lower weight. Which is made possible by a lightweight seats made of carbon and Kevlar. There is also a design that is based on the model GT4 motorsport as well as on the Speedster study CC100.
The power is the 4.7 - liter V8 engine from the V8 Vantage S with 321 kW/436 hp. Selectively coupled to a six-speed manual gearbox or an automatic seven-speed box accelerates the sports car with rear-wheel drive in 4.8 seconds from zero to 100 km The maximum speed is reached at 305 km / h. As consumption of the manufacturer indicates 12.9 liters. Prices are not yet known, the V8 Vantage S will cost at least 129,000 euros.
The premier of the new at the Geneva Salon ( 6 to 16 March ). There, the British also provide two special models of the brand flagship DB9. The "Carbon Black" - and the " White Carbon " edition focussing mainly on visual effects through the use of carbon elements on the body. Price does not name the manufacturer.