The hand-built coupe has received its “N24” index in commemoration of V8 Vantage’s last-year successful completion of the famous 24 Hours of Nurburgring race when the car was the 24th to cross the finish line. Quite predictably, this touching homage is delivered wearing the same livery as the real thing, including the signature green “lipstick” on its gaping mouth, as well as a safety cage inside its frugal cabin.
After almost a year that the initial gossip started spreading throughout the automotive sites, the British marque has finally completed the preparations needed to bring to the local market its much revered Aston Martin Vantage N24 street-legal super-car with matching racing ambitions that seem to be well justified, too.
Citing Pistonheads, Inside Line expects the Aston Martin Vantage N24 to come at price of some $198,000.
For the money, one will receive a car almost identical to the original racer (local transport authorities have insisted that the vehicle was equipped with a hand brake, license plate lights, a tamed exhaust system, a standard steering column lock and this sort of stuff).
Weighing no more than 2,930 lbs (about 1330 kg), the N24 will be equipped with a 410 hp engine, which is 30 hp more powerful than the heart of the “ordinary” Aston Martin V8 Vantage, adjustable sports suspension, sports wheels, and, of course, the real roll cage.
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