Aston Martin Vantage N24
Heavily based upon the successful V8 Vantage road car, the first 16 N24s were built for private racers by Aston Martin Lagonda before production was transferred to AML’s racing partner, Aston Martin Racing, run by Prodrive, in Banbury UK and later being rebranded as the GT4, consistent with the new race category.
The N24 has proved to be a popular race car in club, national and international competition.
The Vantage N24 was based on a standard left hand drive European specification production V8 Vantage but stripped bare achieving a 250kg weight loss over the standard car (down to 1350kg). In addition to weight reduction, the N24 also gained an additional 30bhp over the road car (to 410bhp) plus safety and suspension modifications.
The first 14 cars were built in a dedicated facility within Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters known as Special Vehicle Operations (SVO). Production later transferred to Aston Martin Racing at Prodrive in Banbury where another 39 cars were built, 27 with a Prodrive designed Sportshift (S in chassis number) and 12 with manual gear change (M in chassis number).
Although, strictly speaking, the N24 is a racing car, AM Works Service have been called upon to make two N24s road legal under the single vehicle type approval rules, with a few modifications. To do this the N24 needed number plates with lights, indicators, a horn, a proper handbrake, steering column with steering lock, fuel filler restrictor, catalytic converter modifications to comply with noise and emission regulations and a normal driver’s window to replace the fixed Perspex type with sliding panel. Left hand drive cars also needed an MPH speedometer and RHD headlights.
Our original SVO chassis number 12 is available to hire for both test and race events.