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Aston Martin Virage was from 1989 through with a total of 1050 produced. It was used as a replacement for the V8 models and first introduced to the at the 1988 Birmingham Motor A few years later, in 1993, it was by the high-performance Vantage model and by the name of the standard car was changed to

The Virage had hand-formed aluminum that were very and remarkably clean. The interior Connolly leather and Wilton carpeting and wood trim. from the 5.3-liter engine was a 330 BHP. There were valves per cylinder and a Weber-Marelli injection system engineered by in Connecticut. The standard transmission was a unit but a three-speed automatic was

Most customers purchased the car the automatic.

The Virage arrived in the States beginning in the summer of Two years later, it was joined by the Volante version and later the edition. In total, there around 400 examples of the Virage with a mere 54 making way stateside.

Of those, it is believed that 14 were given the five-speed transmission.

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An impressive machine, which no one can the Virage had a hand built that oozed exclusivity. Martin’s replacement for the out-dated V8 the Virage was originally unveiled at the Motor Show in 1988. The was joined by the very high-performance in 1993 and the standard car was renamed V8 in

Introduced to the market in 1990, the Martin Virage was available as a 2 4- seater Coupe and a total of 370 were produced during its year production run. of all Virage related models had produced by the end of the 2000 model Intended to be the branch out model, the new V8 the Virage was intended to be a new ‘world for Aston Martin, which that it could be sold in all without any huge updates or to either the body or the engine.

Until the summer of 1990, the was not available in the U.S. and it wasn’t 1992 that the Virage convertible was available also in the The Virage Vantage was never offered for sale in the U.S. and no models were ever to the U.S. and 1996 was the final of availability for the Virage in the U.S.

Marton had high hopes this V8-powered vehicle be the company’s top model with the 1994 DB7 placed in the slot below it. The V8 model, by then in form remained the most exclusive hand-built leader of even though the DB7 switched to a V12 and held the lead in performance.

The original 5.3 liter V8 engine be utilized but with a new 32 valve that was fitted with fuel injection which its performance close to a sports levels. The Virage featured a modern and ‘vintage style’ resembling a Lagonda more the V8 that it was replacing. The Virage had an all new though it used the traditional alloy panels joined a steel frame/chassis.

The chassis was an of the Lagonda’s, though it didn’t the de Dion tube rear rather a bulky aluminum design. Needing a replacement warranty for the first few vehicles, the rear suspension sat on an ‘A’ carrier.

Aston Martin Virage

Much like earlier Aston models, of the less important parts and of the Virage came from a of other companies to keep low. The streamlined headlights from the Audi 200, the taillights were imported the Volkswagen Scirocco.

The climate control panel, switches and the steering column taken from Jaguar, GM and Very shortly after the was introduced, Ford purchased Jaguar and Aston Martin.

A very heavy car, around 3,950 lbs, the Aston Martin Virage sat on a of 102.8 inches, had an overall of 186.4 inches and priced new $150,000 to $258,648. The very Virage had amazingly svelte and could achieve 0-60 mph in 6 seconds and had a top speed of 158 mp. According the Car International on a first test just never seems to run and ‘Nothing sounds quite an Aston V8′.

Unfortunately the Martin Virage was not made as as hoped, and a variety of quality, faults and new emission laws, with a world-wide recession in the 90’s, doomed the beautiful A variety of different versions speedily developed from the coupe including a 2+2 Volante, performance ‘6.3 liter’ and two and four door ‘Shooting by the factory. In 1994, only 9 were made into a ‘Virage LE’ Limited

These exclusive nine featured unique paint, front grille and analogue that were brought from the Virage Volante. Virage Coupes featured trip computer units and dashes.

In 1992 the Virage convertible was introduced as a 2-seat though all production examples 2+2 seating. Before the series production in 1996, an estimated 224 to 233 had been created. A shooting (estate) version was also in very limited supply in

This Virage was only in-house by the company’s Works and only four estimated were ever produced. just as rare production by Works Service was the Lagonda These long-wheelbase 4-door were only constructed as a customer order and only of these models were produced.

The last Virage was the exclusive V8 Vantage in 2000, and nine of these ultra models were ever

In January of 1992, Aston introduced a conversion service transformed the vehicle into a 6.3. This conversion a 6.3 L V8 that was derived from the racing vehicle being The engine in the model produced 500 hp at rpm and 480 ft/lb of torque at 5800 rpm clocked the top speed at 175 mph.

The 6.3 Virage also featured 18 wheels and 14 inch ventilated brakes, which were the that were used in a vehicle until the introduction of the Continental GT. The Virage 6.3 featured low and air dams, side air vents and flared bumpers. Around 63 were produced before the model was replaced with the and the V8 Vantage name was again on a new entry-level model in 2005.

a high-performance Vantage model of the would appear, though the nomenclature only lasted a few its final descendants would inherit the simple and very V8 name.

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