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New "special Astons" to be featured in Geneva

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/02/19/a...neva-official/

Courtesy of Autoblog. The comments amused me.
 

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The comments are funny and many are true, sadly. I'm all for making cars more racey but the lipstick look is just ugly.
 
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I can't believe they are still stuck at 430 hp. At least make it an N450
 
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Originally Posted by 007 Vantage View Post
I can't believe they are still stuck at 430 hp. At least make it an N450
And the Vantage S already has 430 hp...

On a side note, I like the idea of a Carbon White and Carbon Black for the DB9.
 
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The comments are funny and many are true, sadly. I'm all for making cars more racey but the lipstick look is just ugly.
Agreed.
 
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Wow. That is some nasty stuff.

It's really sad. Ugly paint jobs and marginal technological advancement. They should just abandon this whole lipstick marketing ploy. I am not sure it's working.
 
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I think the title should be

"NOT SO NEW special Astons to be featured in Geneva"

The N430 is just an S with awful graphics options
 

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Originally Posted by AstonAddict View Post
Wow. That is some nasty stuff.

It's really sad. Ugly paint jobs and marginal technological advancement. They should just abandon this whole lipstick marketing ploy. I am not sure it's working.
There is ZERO technology advance here! All the "advancements" are either std or options on an S and have been for the last 2 years
I wish some one would drag Bez away from the parts bins and off for some better inspiration elsewhere

The lipstick thing is an well overworked aspect of a few racing paint schemes AMR have used (IIRC started on the DBR9's)
 
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My 2005 car is lighter and faster 0-60 then the N430. Rolling road session planned.
 
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Seems like a real large leap backwards..just my 2cents

either way..not coming to N.A
 
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Adding lipstick and graphics and calling it special does not make it so. The real problem is everyone sees this but Aston. Is there no R & D of any kind?
 
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Adding lipstick and graphics and calling it special does not make it so. The real problem is everyone sees this but Aston. Is there no R & D of any kind?
The lipstick idea, is Aston's idea of doing a tribute to there VH race winning cars..Not the first time Aston has done this, think they did this tribute thing with the V12V while back, was not a bad idea for a collector..but for the V8VS..wait sorry new N430??...Not the greatest idea I agree..but someone in Gaydon thinks it's awesome...

 
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Originally Posted by 007 Vantage View Post
I can't believe they are still stuck at 430 hp. At least make it an N450
Simply modifying the exhaust with proper headers, higher flow cats and a lighter titanium exhaust would have bumped the horsepower 10% to 473 right Stuart?
 
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..or just buy a base model and work with Stuart to twin charge it with the extra money you saved...Hmmm now I'm thinking I should buy a TIG..wonder how much that could run me for just doing exhaust tubing??
 
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Simply modifying the exhaust with proper headers, higher flow cats and a lighter titanium exhaust would have bumped the horsepower 10% to 473 right Stuart?
Something in that neighbourhood, yes. Not really an option that is available to Aston though for a variety of reasons.
 
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