Saturday, November 19, 2011

aston martin virage

This V8-powered car was intended as the company's top model, with the 6-cylinder 1994 DB7 slotted below it. Although the DB7 switched to a V12 engine and claimed the performance crown, this V8 model (by then in Vantage form) remained the exclusive, expensive, and hand-built king of Astons. It was replaced in 2000 with the Vanquish. The V8 Vantage name reappeared on a new entry-level model in 2005. By the end of the 2000 model year, 1,050 of all Virage related models had been produced.

Aston Martin Virage review

A new generation Virage is to be introduced at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, to fit into the middle of Aston Martin's current lineup.

Aston Martin Virage

When compared to the preceding V8, the design was fresh and more modern. It looked more like a Lagonda than the V8 it replaced. Indeed, the chassis was an evolution of the Lagonda's, though without its de Dion tube rear suspension, instead a cumbersome aluminium A-frame design cited as one of the Virage's handling downfalls, and the same double wishbones in front. To cut costs, many of the less-important pieces came from other companies, as had been the case for many an Aston past. The sleek headlights and taillights were Audi 200 and Volkswagen Scirocco units, respectively, while General Motors, Jaguar, and Ford provided the steering column, climate control panel, and dash switches. In fact, Ford had purchased Aston Martin and Jaguar shortly before the Virage debuted.

New Aston Martin Virage news

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2012 Aston Martin Virage - Top

2012 Aston Martin Virage - Top

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