Aston Martin Virage – AskMen

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Aston Martin Virage

From £149,995

0-60 4.6 secs

MPG / LPG: 18.8 mpg

any product straight down the of two currently existing ones never be a particularly inspiring that is, unless you’re about Aston Martins.

the difference between the gentlemanly DB9 and the horny DBS is the Virage. However, not replacing any product in the iconic marque’s current line-up of machines, the resurrection of the Virage was an unexpected twist when it was — especially given the that the ’80s Virage, then top dog, was a relatively beast to say the least.

So just what is Aston’s Virage? A DBS-light? Or is it what always wished the DB9 was in the first

We spent a few days with answer to a question that was really asked to see if Aston middle-of-the-road ride actually is we had never realized we’d waiting for.

With precision, the Virage calves its two power outputs right the middle. With a lusty 490 bhp on it’s 20 bhp more than the DB9 and 20 bhp than the DBS. So, either or up-rated depending if your glass.

Either way, it’s awesome and as addictive to use as that you’ve got in your hand now.

The Virage’s 6.0-liter, V12 voice angrily barks to by posting the bejeweled smartkey the center of the dash — a that’s simply impossible to of. But even with 85% of its 570 Nm peak available pre-2,000 rpm, in the reaches of its higher rev range (on the way to out at 186 mph) where the 12-cylindered really turns you on.

Aston Martin Virage

Feeling sharper and more than the DB9 in both handling and it’s closer to the illicit you get from the £180k DBS coupe but a shade more welcome for longer stretches of seat-time.

The Touchtronic 2 transmission feels placatory in regular laid-back but it’s best utilized the sharp-shifting paddles with a of anger whilst also the remapped ratios the Sport affords. If you’ve never the DBS, you’ll never things could get anymore while retaining Aston’s composure of true luxury

Perhaps the only (admittedly letdown the Virage delivers is the styling. With headlamps from the Rapide, bonnet/grille the DB9 and a rear-end seemingly stolen a Vantage. you’d be forgiven for not that, other than the roof, every panel has in been reworked. But the result of not with Aston’s grasp of perfectionism is an undeniably beautiful

An achingly flash supercar with a sharper nose, crease-lines and deeper sills and the Virage certainly freshens up let’s say, well-seasoned lineup.

The interior is classic contemporary Martin and features seven of the finest Bridge of Weir stitched together by hand, Switching gears, aside the glass gear selector is still the unfortunate and confusingly affair we’ve come to But the bespoke new sat-nav system is a welcome addition and one you’ll find yourself using and not at.

Configurable as a 2+2 or a lighter two-seater a splash of extra storage and sports buckets, there’s room for maneuvering here. a refreshing standard feature on the is a set of huge vented ceramic that, once warmed up, can the rampaging Virage just as as it took off.

We definitely rate the new Virage as the rounded and smartest Aston on the right now. But understatement is its card, especially in the face of including the strutting, gull-winged SLS AMG and the massively muscular Bentley GT. We can’t help but wonder Aston Martin will us a revolution rather than respectful evolution — though it is.

Aston Martin Virage
Aston Martin Virage
Aston Martin Virage
Aston Martin Virage

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