Aston Martin took the veil of her new Virage Virage Volante and coupe. Sitting between the DBS and DB9, Virage builds on the technology of DBS, and unites with comfort and refinement in the DB9 and Fast.
The soft-top Volante and Virage coupe are both powered by handmade Company 6.0-liter V12 engine. Since the same product poweplant 477HP and 443 lb-ft of the DB9 and 517HP and 420 lb-ft of DBS, it is natural that the V12 would fit in between turns in terms of output delivering 490 hp and 420 lb.-ft. of peak couple. The standard transmission is a six-speed automatic Touchtronic 2 gearbox, helping to provide a time of 0-60 about 4.5 seconds, and plateaued at a peak speed of 186 miles per hour.
The suspension is double-wishbone on all four corners, with Aston Martin’s Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Sport mode as standard equipment. Wheels are 20-inch alloys, mounted over carbon ceramic disc brakes at all four corners (six-piston calipers up front, four-piston units in the rear), with Pirelli P Zero tires standard.
On the outside, the Virage sports a new aluminium metal front grille with five horizontal vanes that’s inspired by the One-77, along with a redesigned front bumper, a fresh interpretation of Aston’s side strake with six LEDs on the front wings, different side sills and a re-profiled rear bumper. Inside, Aston Martin’s Virage models come with a full leather interior complete with colored piping and several standard features such as cruise control, satellite navigation, Bluetooth telephone preparation and a 700W Aston Martin Premium Audio System with Dolby Pro Logic II (Bang&Olufsen) and full iPod integration.
In coupe form, the Virage will be available as a 2+2 or a strictly two seater as an option, the latter providing a rear parcel shelf, while also reducing weight. The Aston Martin Virage will receive its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show next week and go on sale shortly after.