Review – 2012 Aston Martin Virage Volante|Hooniverse

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Review – 2012 Aston Virage Volante

The first I heard Kurt Cobain his wailing voice was in 1991. I was 11, and the went straight through my ear before igniting the synapses in my My very being was rewired, and my became a few shades more

Prior to Nevermind . I listened to but from the time I first up that blue cassette its money-grubbing baby dong on the I began to let music wash my entire soul.

Sometimes in you have experiences that you around on the path you#8217;re I didn#8217;t really care much about music Nirvana, now I hate not having  on in the background. My own path was altered a bit all those years ago in 1991.

2012 now, and something new has along to change the way I view the I#8217;ve never been of a fan of convertibles. Sure, I love targas, and sunroofs, but I still something  over my head.

My point of view, however, has changed thanks to the 2012 Martin Virage Volante. car isn#8217;t #8220;slightly nicer#8221; to with the top down, it needs  to be that way.

Hit the button, the roof, and press the gas. not scared, light my candles in my because I#8217;ve found

Okay, I might be exaggerating for the of storytelling, but the Virage Volante me with a new outlook towards with tops that The sun shines on my face, the wind through my hair, and the soundtrack by Aston Martin goes into my ears. The noise courtesy of a 6.0-liter V12 engine, produces 490 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of

This mighty front-mounted responds quickly to a stab of the with both an angry and the ever-increasing sensation of forward-facing

The power and fury is fed to the proper wheels by way of a six-speed automatic This cog swapper is mounted out on the transaxle, which allows me to about the 50:50 weight to complete strangers who don#8217;t about that sort of It#8217;s OK though, because I can a hint, and the Virage is bored its not moving.

I love myself, than you, I know wrong, but there#8217;s driving to do.

this grand tourer Southern California#8217;s Ortega is an easy exercise in enjoyable Large paddles mounted the steering wheel allow me to whichever gear I desire, and the ones do most of the work this stretch of asphalt is with a large number of lefts and rights. Both the car and my own remain neutral thanks to the wheels, which are shod in Pirelli PZero rubber.

At each corner, the Virage stays flat, and exits the with a rising V12 chorus off the canyon walls.

The Virage be nearly as thrilling in hardtop but the aural excellence would be back.

There is one  area I wish would be dialed however, and my angry back sent a ripple of pain my system as a reminder. The seats in the Volante are overly bolstered. Not the sides, but from the back.

I to deflate the lumbar support as far as the would let me, and it still felt I was driving a car with an aggressive masseuse hid the Bridge of Weir leather and quite hostilely on the center of my I brought this up to Aston and was told that the same are used in the Rapide. Those thrones that I quite but I didn#8217;t get the same experience in the

Polly says my back

Aston Martin Virage

The rest of the interior worked well. Directional changes are by twisting the meaty tiller, and the gauges are easy to read and pretty awesome as they upwards in opposite directions. the navigation system, rather being upgraded we merely into an Aston-skinned Garmin the buttons on the center console on fashion instead of function, and the infotainment system needs to be out so Aston Martin engineers can from scratch.

Those shouldn#8217;t be overlooked on a vehicle costs as much as the 2012 Volante. The base price is and the car you see here has a healthy list of ticked off to ring the register to the $247,970. This price positions the Virage quite relatively speaking, between the DB9 and the bad … DBS.

The Virage stands out from the two by a better visual punch the DB9, while keeping the excitement meter a few shades that of the DBS.

This car only competes with the family members of the upper portion of the Aston Martin If you want a Bentley, you just go out and buy a Should you long for a Ferrari, pop down to your local dealership and pick one up.

Aston buyers know that want the gorgeous lines and notes that come owning a machine built in

The 2012 Aston Martin Volante is expensive, fast, and unending levels of beauty. I thought I would be a convertible but I#8217;m a changed man now. I say object to the coupe though,

I#8217;d just have to my head out the window to get closer to V12.

The choice is yours, be late#8230;

[Disclosure: Aston provided me with the keys to 2012 Virage Volante, and in a tank of gas as well. I needed all of precious dino juice, and a bit more, because the EPA estimated 18 per gallon on the highway is a rather use of the term estimate. ]

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