Aston Martin DB9 LM – V8 Vantage N400

Special Cars 7 Sep 2007
Aston Martin DB9 LM – V8 Vantage N400

At the Frankfurt Motor Show Aston Martin is unveiling two special edition models that celebrate the company’s recent achievements at Le Mans and Nurburgring 24-hour races.

The two special editions will be showcased together with the new DBS model. Pricing details for both cars will be confirmed at debut.

From the official Press Release:

Aston Martin DB9 LM

Aston Martin DB9 LMThe Aston Martin DB9 LM celebrates Aston Martin’s GT1 class victory in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance classic in June with the DBR9 – a race car derived from the DB9.

This special edition car, available in Coupe form only with Touchtronic transmission, includes a unique Sarthe Silver exterior paint finish, meshes and rear crossbar finished in Magnum Silver and red brake callipers.

Inside, the DB9 LM is fitted with handcrafted black leather finish, perforated leather inserts, unique ‘Tertre Rouge’ facia trim and numbered sill plaque.  The car is also equipped with the DB9 Sports Pack, with colour keyed and diamond turned alloy wheels.  

Aston Martin V8 Vantage N400

Aston Martin V8 Vantage N400The Aston Martin V8 Vantage N400 commemorates Aston Martin’s achievements at the Nϋrburgring where the company enjoyed success in the ADAC 24-hour race with the V8 Vantage N24 production race car.  

Aston Martin develops and tests all of its road cars extensively on the Nϋrburgring Nordschleife circuit and the Vantage N400 recently broke the eight minute benchmark around the legendary 14-mile circuit. 

The Vantage N400 includes a number of technical improvements and enhancements to the colour and trim specifications.

The 4.3 litre V8 engine now delivers 400bhp and a peak torque to 420Nm. The new Sports Pack offers different driving dynamics tailored to the driver and includes a lightweight graphite-finished aluminium wheel with diamond turning, up-rated springs and dampers and a new rear anti-roll bar (for the Coupe).

The exterior design changes include a revised side sill design, Magnum Silver bonnet and side strake meshes, clear rear lamp lenses and a bright finish grille.

Among the interior enhancements are perforated black leather seats, micro-spin alloy facia trim and a unique numbered sill plaque.

The Vantage N400 will be available in three new exterior colours; Bergwerk Black, Lightning Silver or Karussell Orange, in either Coupe or Roadster forms. 

(Source: Aston Martin)

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