Aston Martin will be offering customers of its N24 V8 Vantage race car the opportunity to gain Single Vehicle Approval (SVA) so the cars are eligible for road use.
The pack will be offered as an after-market option at the time of purchase, and will be completed by Aston Martin Works Service at Newport Pagnell.
In a very British fashion, Aston politely point out that “customers are advised that whilst the Vantage N24 will be road legal after completing the SVA process, the car will not offer the levels of comfort and refinement for which Aston Martin’s have become renowned, and the ride and handling will reflect that of a race car.”
The N24 offers many modifications over the standard V8 Vantage including: racing safety equipment such as a roll cage, cut off switch and fuel bag tank; a lightened and balanced engine with revised cylinder heads that makes 410bhp (up from 380bhp in the standard car) and adjustable suspension with Speedline motorsport wheels.
Thanks to a reduced kerbweight of 1330kg, the N24 enjoys a significantly improved power to weight ratio.
In summary, the SVA process includes:
Supply and fit:
- Full handbrake system
- Number plate lights
- Side repeaters
- Standard steering column including lock
- Fixed drivers side window without slide opening
- E’ marked seat belts
- Fuel filler restrictor
- Alternative switches or guard to meet interior projection requirements
- Compliance with noise and emission regulations
- Submission of application to VOSA (including fee payment)
- Transport Vantage N24 to test station for inspection
- Register and tax vehicle, including fee
It is, however, around £234 cheaper than a fully kitted Prodrive V8 Vantage, although no doubt considerably less comfortable on a day to day basis. The SVA work is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete.