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Aston Martin has revealed a more potent version of its popular V8 Vantage coupe at the Frankfurt auto show. Dubbed the V8 Vantage N400, the car is the same vehicle captured by spy photographers in late August.
Technical improvements include a power upgrade to Aston Martin's 4.3 litre V8 engine, lifting peak power to 400 hp and peak torque to 310 lb-ft.
The car also comes equipped with a new Sports Pack which offers subtly different driving dynamics tailored to enthusiasts who seek even more responsive handling.
The Sports Pack comprises a unique lightweight graphite-finished aluminium wheel with diamond turning, up-rated springs and dampers and a new rear anti-roll bar.
The Vantage N400 also includes a number of exterior design changes, including a revised side sill design, Magnum Silver bonnet and side strake meshes, clear rear lamp lenses and a bright finish grille.
Interior enhancements include 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 colors: Bergwerk Black, Lightning Silver or Karussell Orange, with either Sportshift automated manual or conventional manual transmission and in either Coupe or Roadster forms.
Additionally, the Vantage N400 comes equipped with a range of normally optional equipment, including Satellite Navigation, 700W Aston Martin Premium Audio System, Bluetooth telephone preparation, HID headlamps, cruise control and memory/heated seats.