Aston Martin and Audi: Two names that unify in each of its models the highest luxury, technology and refinement, and who, in this edition, delight us with their most recent creations to seduce costumers with high expectations and a need for speed. Presented here: The majestic Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420, and the impressive Audi A7.
Inspired by the racing vehicles that the British firm has been developing since 2006 at Nürburgring, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 is an authentic sports vehicle that provides the driver with the most pure driving sensations via a V8 420Hp engine, and an enhanced axis which only 840 fortunate individuals worldwide will be able to enjoy, this being an extremely limited edition model.
The Audi A7 Sportback is a grand and attractive 4 stage, and four door coupé, that exudes dynamism, power, elegance, commodity and, of course, the luxury of a top of the line sedan. In this manner, the firm of the four interlaced rings introduces a model unto a new stage: That of the large scale copué, where it will compete with the Porsche Panamera.
Audi A7 Sportback
The Audi A7 Sportback is designed to transport up to four passenger inside a luxurious space, riding on comfortable and elegant leather seats; it interior and exterior reflecting the perfect harmony of an appealing and bold vehicle.
It is an imposingly large vehicle, measuring 4,97 meters in length, 1,91m in width, and 1,41m tall, and sporting a 2,91 breach between the two axis as well as windows that only occupy a third of the lateral surfaces’ to provide the vehicle with a more muscular look.
The front of the car is dominated by twin bixenon headlights, which can be fitted with LED lights for inner-city or highway driving. Its profile is marked by enormous 18” to 20” rims and a third window inspired by the 100 Coupé 1969 S model, while the rear boasts shorter corbels, a more pronounced slanting of the roof, as well as spacious aileron that unfolds itself once the vehicle reaches 130 km/h, and which integrates itself back into the mainframe once a speed of 80/h has been reached.
This model also features a MMI multimedia system, and can be additionally fitted, if desired, with a new Head-Up Display that proyects information unto the windshield, and an online service system that connects the vehicles computer to the Internet via a Bluetooth found in the car’s integrated telephone, allowing the driver to have access to a large amount of relevant information.
The A7 Sportback is composed of four V6 engines variants: two designed for diesel intake, and two for regular petrol. The petrol models deliver 2.8 FSI at 204Hp, capable of reaching 100 km/h in 8.3 seconds and a maximum Speedy of 250 km/h. The diesel models, on the other hand, deliver 3.0 TFSI at 300Hp, and reach 100 km/h in just 5.6 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h. Both feature automatic S Tronic transmission, and integral Quattro traction.
Twin Turbocharged 5.2 L V10
0-100 km/h 8.3 gasolina
0-100km/h 5.6 diesel
Aston MartinV8 Vantage N420
The new face of Desire
The new V8 Vantage N420 is a model specifically design for the driver to experience an unparalleled elegant and versatile driving experience. In this vehicle, Aston Martin refined many aspects of its predecessor, the N400, to pave the way for grater luxury and exclusivity for its most distinguished costumers.
Like its former models, the V8 Vantage N420 retains all of the benefits of this distinguished British firm; however, as it was conceived as a special edition vehicle, this model improves its sporty characteristics, providing the driver with grater potency and aggressiveness when handling the vehicle.
This model features two comfortable seats that perfectly match the interior and sporty exterior of the car. It also features a centralized engine at the front end of its chassis, while the traction, located at the rear of the vehicle, the diffuser, the lateral wings, the splitter and the seats where all moulded out of carbon fiber. Its total weight reaches the 1.630 ton mark, which allows it to achieve greater speeds.
The V8 Vantage N420 increased the size of its cylinders from 4.3 to 4.7L litres, its potency to 420Hp which allows it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.9 seconds, while capable of reaching a top speed of 290 km/h.
Its Alcántara steering wheel, same as the one found in racing cars, was designed to give maximum control over the vehicle to the driver; the instrumentation panels are painted black and feature a white frame which blends with the vehicles chrome finish; costumers can also choose between a coupé or roadster type chassis; and its external details, such as the sporty spoiler, or the acceleration rims, make of this vehicle a unique model in its genre.
Only 840 units will be built, making this model an extremely coveted vehicle. Standard models go for 141,087 euros, while the luxurious one will for 157,830 euros. Only a few fortunate costumers will be able to enjoy the thrill that comes out of driving a sport car like this.
32-valve, 4735 cc V8
0-100Km/h 4.9 seg
Text: AMURA ± Photo: Cortesía de las marcas