Dutch car spotters Mitchell van Alphen and Tim van der Steen had the chance to do a photo shoot with this stunning Aston Martin, a V8 Vantage N400 Roadster.
This is a selection of their photos, shot on 3 beautiful locations in the Netherlands.
The V8 Vantage was introduced in the 2005, sporting a 4.3 litre engine that produced 380 hp. In 2007, celebrating Aston’s success at the Nürburgring 24 hour races, a special 400 hp edition was launched, the V8 Vantage N400 (Nürburgring – 400 hp, get it?). The N400 was available in both Coupe and Roadster forms, both limited to 240 examples, 480 units in total.
It had a more powerful engine, a Sports Pack (stiffer suspension and new alloy wheels) and several changes to the interior and exterior. It can be easily recognized by the special N400 diamond turned alloy wheels, the silver rear lamp inlays and the wider sill design and the special Nürburgring badge on the rear (though all of these, except the badge, later became options on any Vantage).
( Source : AstonMartins.com )
Finally, here’s a video Mitchell and Tim created, demonstrating the looks and especially the sound of the Vantage N400:
More N400 Roadster photos:
Photo and video credits:
- Mitchell van Alphen : Midaro992011 / Exotic Car Photography & Filming
- Tim van der Steen : Exotic Car Tour