2012 Aston Martin Virage Coupe and Virage Volante

February 23rd, 2011 by By auto # Aston Martin

The Aston Martin has taken the wraps of its new Virage Coupe and Virage Volante. The 2012 Aston Martin Virage Coupe and Virage Volante decidedly combines performance luxury sports car, elegant, powerful, beautiful, dynamic, prestige, comfort and refinement. The Aston Martin Virage mid-V12 engine torque delivery gives exceptional performance with inherent agility of the car and the perfect weight distribution ensure optimum balance between outright performance sports cars and luxury brand sporty, modern, illustrated by Aston Martins. he bonded aluminum chassis, with aluminum, magnesium and composite body panels, receives the familiar 6.0-liter V12 rated at 490 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The standard transmission (a rear transaxle) is a six-speed automatic “Touchtronic 2″ gearbox, helping to deliver a 0-60 time of about 4.5 seconds and maxing out at a top speed of 186 miles per hour.

The 2012 Aston Martin Virage Coupe and Virage Volante performance sports cars and luxury release at Geneva Motor Show.

2012 Aston Martin Virage Coupe Pictures

The Virage sits between the enduringly elegant DB9 and overtly sporting DBS, providing customers with a car that remains luxurious and understated but delivers increased performance and crucially performance that is always accessible for effortless driving. Aston Martin’s revered hand-built 6.0 litre V12 engine produces 490 bhp (365 kW/497 PS) and 570 nM (420 lb. Ft) of torque and through its carbon fibre prop shaft, is mated to a six-speed Touchtronic II automatic transmission mounted on the transaxle contributing to perfect 50:50 weight balance. The Virage’s dynamics have been tuned to deliver an engaging yet more refined driving experience, where the driver can extract the maximum performance from the car with greater ease. A newly developed Adaptive Damping System (ADS) intelligently ‘reads’ the road to provide optimum road holding, adapting to different conditions. The system now selects up to five different stiffness settings within normal mode, and a further five stiffer settings within sport mode.

2012 Aston Martin Virage Volante Pictures

The Virage and Virage Volante are on sale now, available from Aston Martin’s global dealership network spanning 132 dealerships in 41 countries. Pricing for the new Virage will be confirmed at the Geneva Motor Show where it will be joined by two further new cars, the V8 Vantage S and the new Tailor-Fit Cygnet city car, all of which will be brought to production in the UK by Aston Martin in 2011.

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