Luxury manufacturer Aston Martin has announced a completely new car called Virage. Available as both a hardtop and a convertible of Virage is a GT car detailing that slot in the range between the DBS and DB9.Power comes courtesy of the company’s rugged V12 petrol engine mounted just behind the front axle to improve balance.
The 6.0-liter delivers 490bhp and Leviathan will be available with a dual-clutch automatic gearbox. There is no manual option because Aston DBS reports sales of manual and DB9S are very low, and the automatic gearbox apparently fits better with the GT dynamic car.
There is also a Sport button which sharpens the driving experience through throttle and gear change mapping tweaks if you’re feeling particularly enthusiastic.
A high-tech suspension system is fitted as standard which apparently ‘read’ the road and adapt to the correct settings for the conditions. You also get carbon ceramic brakes that are stronger and lighter than conventional cast iron ones.
Outside is a front grill aping Aston super expensive supercar, the One-77. You think maybe Virage similar to other Aston Martins – and you’d be right – but the company claims that the wings stand out from the other stallions in the barn. The Strake silver houses six LED lights that serve as indicators.
The interior is typical of Aston Martin. Hand finished, it takes 70 hours to weave together the seven cowhides to the stylish and exuberant interior environment. A 6.5-inch screen shows navigation information from the Garmin navigation system, while a 700-watt audio system with iPod integration and Bluetooth delivers the auditory stimulation.
Prices will be confirmed at the Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin, but lets you order now if you really do not want to wait.