Two special edition Aston Martins will join the new DBS on display at the Frankfurt Show next week
The V8 Vantage N400 is intended to commemorate Aston's racing success at the Nürburgring circuit in Germany, which the company also uses as a test track. Available in Coupé or Roadster forms and with conventional or automated transmission, its 4.3-litre engine has been tweaked to produce maximum power of 400bhp and peak torque of 310lb/ft.
To cope with the extra performance, there's also a Sports Pack consisting of lightweight wheels and uprated suspension. The N400 also has a lot of new styling equipment both inside and outside, and its list of standard equipment includes several items which are normally available only as options, such as satellite navigation, a 700W premium audio system, Bluetooth phone preparation, high-intensity headlights, cruise control and heated seats with memory function.
The DB9 LM, which is being sold only as a Coupé with Touchtronic transmission, celebrates Aston Martin's class win at this year's Le Mans 24 Hour race. There are no mechanical changes beyond the fact that Sports Pack which is an option on other DB9s is standard on this one, but there are quite a number of styling features including unique Sarthe Silver paint, red brake calipers and handcrafted black leather interior trim.
Prices for both cars will be announced at Frankfurt.