SOLD – 2015 Aston Martin Vantage N430

  • 2015 Aston Martin Vantage N430
  • 1 of only 100 made
  • Full service history and 17,000 miles from new
  • Finished in Alloro Green and Club Sport Yellow Accents Graphics
  • Pure Black Alcantara and Leather with Electron Yellow Embroidery, Carbon Facia and Glass Switches
  • 7 Speed Gen 2 sportshift manual gearbox
  • 430bhp, 190 mph top speed with 4.8 0-60
  • Full service history
  • Limited edition example

First registered on 12 April 2015, this extremely rare Aston Martin V8 Vantage is one of only 100 N430s that left the Gaydon factory.

The limited-edition model was offered with a choice of five exterior finishes, and this particular car is presented in Alloro Green with the Electron Yellow ClubSport graphics pack, which evokes the famous Aston Martin sports-racing cars of the 1950s. The interior is finished in Obsidian Black leather and Alcantara, with Electron Yellow stitching, carbon fibre facia and glass switches.

The 430bhp, 4735cc V8 engine drives through a seven-speed Sport Shift II gearbox, and 19in 10-spoke wheels shod with Goodyear Eagle tyres are fitted. The car’s extensive specification includes the 700-watt Premium Audio system, Bluetooth and iPhone connectivity, heated electric seats, front and rear parking sensors, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and yellow brake calipers.

The Aston Martin has been fastidiously maintained throughout its life, with a full service history courtesy of dealers or independent specialists. The stamps in its service book are as follows…

– Aston Martin Newcastle, 22 April 2016 at 7320 miles.

– Stratstone of Wilmslow, 16 March 2017 at 10,690 miles.

– Aston Martin Cheltenham, 27 March 2018 at 11,499 miles.

– Aston Martin Cheltenham, 15 April 2019 at 13,911 miles (brake fluid changed).

– AJ Tech, 8 June 2020 at 14,816 miles (coolant changed).

– AJ Tech, 25 March 2022 at 16,384 miles (pollen filter changed).

Having been used sparingly in recent years, the car has still covered only 17,000 miles. Now being offered for sale with its original glass key and an MoT that lasts until September 2023, this Vantage N430 is a beautifully presented and highly collectible example of Aston Martin’s exhilarating junior supercar.

Model history

When it was launched in the run-up to the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the Aston Martin N430 was intended to offer a harder-edged, motorsport-inspired alternative to the standard V8 Vantage. That model had become a staple of international GT racing over the years. In fact, when the first road-tests of the N430 started to appear later in the year, the Aston Martin Racing entry of David Heinemeier Hansson, Kristian Poulsen and Nicki Thiim had recently won the LMGTE-Am class at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

The N430 – N for Nürburgring, 430 for its power output – was based on the contemporary 4.7-litre V8 Vantage S and used that car’s optional sports suspension settings, while also losing a bit of weight courtesy of lighter forged alloy wheels and carbon-Kevlar seats. It followed on from the N400, which had been launched in 2007 and featured the earlier 4.3-litre V8, and the N420 special editions. Before them had come the N24, a stripped-out competition model that had originally been developed for the Nürburgring 24 Hours.

The N430 featured a choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed single-clutch paddle-shift transmission, and top speed was in the region of 190mph. The 0-62mph sprint, meanwhile, was dispatched in 4.8 seconds, and the car was offered in both Coupé and Roadster forms. Amazingly for a well-specified limited-edition, it was actually cheaper than the normal V8 Vantage S.

‘The balance really is something special,’ said Evo magazine, ‘with uncanny stability and neutrality, plenty of grip and tenacious traction.’

Autocar agreed: ‘Near its extremes, the Aston Martin Vantage has the sort of handling balance that other manufacturers would do well to use as a benchmark.’

The N430 came towards the end of the V8 Vantage’s long production run, which lasted from 2005 until 2017. Deliveries of its all-new replacement – which was powered by a Mercedes-AMG V8 – started the following year.

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