84th New York International Auto Show is unveiling two exclusive special
editions from the British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin. These will be
for the North American markets.
Martin is into its 101st year of existence. The company is debuting an addition
to its iconic V8 Vantage range, besides a special edition variant of the iconic
to a company statement, the new 2015 Vantage GT will be available at a sub-$100,000
price entry point (Rs 60.25 lakh approx.). The model will be available in
either a coupe or roadster form, each coming with either six-speed manual or
seven-speed Sportshift II automated manual transmission. Both the models will
be delivering 430bhp of power and will reach a top speed of 320kmph
DB9 Carbon Edition models will be available in deliver eye-catching looks and
classic elegance, again in either coupe or volante.
The increased power and torque in the Vantage
GT are achieved through a valved air intake system and an aggressive spark
strategy. The air intake system valve opens at engine speeds above 3,500rpm to
allow greater air flow into the engine which in turn helps increase power and
optimise performance feel. Meanwhile the aggressive spark method uses
sophisticated electronics to ignite the fuel in the engine at precisely the
right time allowing the engine to run at its most powerful. It can also
recognise higher octane fuel and extract the optimum performance from the
front mid-mounted, 4.7-litre, all-alloy, quad overhead cam, dry-sumped V8
engine is complemented by a rousing sports exhaust, aerodynamics honed through
numerous wins in GT racing and a competition-derived braking system.
DB9 Carbon Edition is led by two distinctive specifications; Carbon Black and
Carbon White or alternatively customers are afforded the choice of the Aston
Martin colour palette to personalise their own carbon creation.
new Carbon Black accentuates the 295kmph DB9’s 6.0-litre V12 potential through
a strong dark theme underpinned by a unique combination of lightweight carbon
fibre features. Meanwhile, the contemporary Carbon White special edition
creates a dramatic visual effect with the carbon fibre and dark elements
contrasting strongly against the Stratus White paint and accented caliper
exterior additions for both Carbon Black and Carbon White editions include
carbon fibre side strakes, rear lamp infills and black meshes and window
surrounds reinforcing the powerful visual themes. The carbon theme can be
extended further with optional carbon fibre front splitter, rear diffuser and
mirror cap/arm features. Standard exterior equipment also include 10-spoke
diamond-turned alloy wheels available with either silver or satin black
finishes and a choice of red, yellow, grey or black brake calipers.
a strong black styling theme with a choice of accent colours in line with the
caliper shade showcases carbon fibre details and new black hardware. Bespoke
sill plaques with the Carbon logo, communicate the cars’ rarity, too.
DB9 features the modern AM11 V12 engine which uses ‘Gen4’ VH architecture and
hardware, tuned to suit the character of a classic GT. The result is an engine
with torque of up to 620Nm and peak power of 510bhp. The car will be priced at $199,995
(Rs 1.20 crore) onward.
Source: Aston Martin