The history of the Aston Martin goes back to 1913, when 'Bamford & Martin Ltd' compnay was founded by Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin. The brand 'Aston Martin' came into existence after run of the Aston Hill Climb in Buckinghamshire, England of Lionel Martin in 1914. Same year, first Aston martin was rolled out and the business was relocated to Kensington in 1920.
Aston Martin Virage was unveiled in the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The rapid expansion and development of the company was also evident with the launching of Aston Martin Virage and V8 Vantage S in March 2011.The Geneva unveiling also showed Virage a current line-up between two newly launched cars of the company.
The car is successfully placed in the narrow slot left by DB9 and the flagship DBS. The seating configuration of the car is 2+2. The engine of the Virage is hand assembled 6.0 litre V12 engine, 490 hp with 570 Nm torque. In less than 5 seconds, you can reach 0 to 100 km/h.
Aston Martin Virage is all-aluminium body but the 494 Nm (364 lbft) torque from 32-valve 5.3 L (5,340 cc) V8 engine almost reaches it to sports car level, according to the Sports Car International that reported after car's first test. Though, the car weighs 3,946 lb, it can still reach 97 km/h/ 60 mph in about 6.5 seconds from standing. At the Top Gear Test Track it set a lap time of 1:24.4. The car is designed more keeping in mind the handling segment tha comfort.
Aston Martin Virage is available in two variants including:
Aston martin Volante is more popular luxury convertible version, though difference is more evident in DB9 Volante and DBS Volante brand's power and price, side-tracks on the fender with the turn signal repeaters of 6 LEDs, an aluminium grille and upswept rocker panels. Though, many auto mechanical parts, engine and chassis are similar.
The hand-crafted engine of 5.9-liter V12 provide 420 lb-ft. of torque 490 hp, which is 20 horsepower more than DB9 version, and 20 hp less than DBS. The car is fitted with a 6 speed automatic transmission Touchtronic II. The full thrust can result in 60 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds. The other features that may appeal you include, Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes, designed to lessen weight at each wheel that can be most ideal for car handling and ride comfort.
The most skilfully hand crafted and stitched aromatic and beautiful finest seven hides of Bridge of Weir leather fills you up with aroma and the console made from Walnut and Iridium Silver at front and centre can make you feel a distinguished personality.
Aston Martin Virage is new generation elegant and luxurious car elegantly designed for power and long drive to give you an important feel.