2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N24 review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 13 January 2007 , 18:01:46 byAlina

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Aston Martin V8 Vantage N24

Dr Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, announced at the 2006 British Motor Show that a limited production run of cars based on the V8 Vantage. Some modifications were undertaken in order to prepare the car for the competitive racing environment from the Nurburgring 24-hour endurance race. The race does not only offers its name to the 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N24, but also gives a demonstration of its abilities. In the race of Bahrain, December 2006, the Vantage N24 successfully covered over 2600 km, requiring only fuel, brake pads and tyres. The car model is scheduled to enter production in a dedicated facility within Aston Martin's Gaydon headquarters. Furthermore, the engineers also brought some modifications to the engine, aiming to enhance performance together with throttle response. A free flow exhaust system and improved air filters are incorporated into the N24, resulting in a power output of 410 bhp at 7,500 rpm, which represents an increase of 30 bhp as compared to the standard car. A six-speed manual transmission is a standard feature of the N24, while the powertrain specification is completed by a Valeo twin plate cerametalic racing clutch and lightweight flywheel. The weight was also reduced at 1330 kg and the interior is described by a Recaro Pole Position competition shell. The active safety features provide Lifeline Zero 360 gas extinguisher system and a Schroth six-point safety harness with a push button release. The suspension was also optimized with minor adjustments to be great for track use, featuring adjustable ride height aluminium dampers, as well as single rate flat ground springs with separate helper springs.