The Aston Martin Virage

Aston Martin will unveil its new Virage coupe at the Geneva Motor Show, the company said that the new model, which combines performance with luxury, comfort and refinement, splits the gap between the DB9 and the DBS. The Virage is said to give the V12 the performance and cornering ability of the DBS with the low key looks and GT ability of the DB9.

The Aston Martin Virage’s engine features a new exhaust manifold to produce an intoxicating sound, the new Virage is powered by a 6.0 litre V12 engine that produces 490bhp and 570Nm of torque, it also features rear-wheel drive through a carbon fibre prop shaft and a six-speed Touchtronic II automatic gearbox. This sharpens throttle response, holds on to gears for longer and speeds up shifts.

The new model also offers carbon ceramic matrix brakes as standard, and comes equipped with features including a newly developed adaptive damping system (ADS). There are new striking xenon lights that help to differentiate the Virage from other Astons.

The Aston Martin Virage, which comes as a coupe or a convertible has 20-inch alloys and side vents with a chrome highlight that extends on to the doors.

The interior has luxury leather on heated seats, the latest integrated Garmin sat-nav system, a 700W stereo and Bluetooth hands-free. The Coupé comes as a 2+2, or with a storage shelf instead of rear seats to save weight.

Aston Martin has utilised the gap between the two V12-powered coupés and resurrected a famous name to create a sporty and exciting model. Prices will be confirmed at next week’s Geneva Motor Show where Aston will launch two other cars, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S and the new Aston Martin Cygnet city car.