2012 Aston Martin Virage. It contains more than 200 man-hours to build only one car, but we were nothing less than estimated Gaydon, Warwickshire-based Aston Martin Company expect. After 15 years, comes back to Virage to the United States, and it looks decidedly more modern time.
AMAG: How long does it take a beautiful piece of automotive art collection? Aston Martin says about 200 man-hours. And Gaydon, Warwickshire automotive brand of premium vehicles, the 200 hours to the new Virage will spend again in the afterlife.
In his time, gave the original as the next big Aston Virage, a daring project that took a bold step away from V8 engines of the time. Today, there is little pressure on the new model. It looks great on its own gap between the DB9 and DBS, and probably deserves a high degree of self-respect.
The first Virage came off the track 20 years ago, and offered a five-speed manual or a three-speed automatic. Version 1.0 was released in 1988 followed in Birmingham Motor Show in England, and Virage Volante with a 1990 debut. The production ran from 1988 to 1995. As shown by our modern eyes, the Virage was not very powerful – the slid 5.4-liter V-8 made 330 hp and 350 pound-feet of torque as a coupe and a convertible 300 hp.
Each weighs a little over 3900 pounds and was back with de Dion rear axle with trailing arm suspension of, components that would be a simplistic view of unusual sports car equipped today. In 1992 came a stronger 6.3-liter V-8 of the mixture, and finally hit 465 hp and 460 pound-feet of torque. Even more incredibly, 1992 was the first time in the history of Aston Martin which has now been offered anywhere ABS. The Virage cost about $ 200,000, comparable with the current base price.
The new Virage have 12 cylinders. Even if you do not always possess a Plan Aston, every fan should at least hope that sonic balance offered by an unusually large 12-cylinder crankshaft and experience. The 6.0-liter V-12 with 490 hp and 420 pound-feet of torque is part of the proven formula Virage to the car from 0 mph to send to 62 in 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 186 kilometers per hour, according to Aston. About 20 hours, the famous engine only needs to prepare.
After preparing the 12-cylinder is raised in a very versatile aluminum Aston’s VH platform, which is also supported by the rest of the lineup. A six-speed automatic transmission manages the power and sends it through a carbon-fiber driveshaft to slip differential, where Pirelli tires in size 295/30/20 PZero wait requirement. It’s just a little less glamorous front wrapped with 20-inch wheels with 245/35 rubber.
The brakes look great, but English car enthusiasts are in their sights from inside. As if the habit, Aston Martin Virage unabashedly that the internal needs 70 MAN-hours “craftsmanship.” The hand-sewn leather Bridge of Weir, seven skins from Scandinavia, the semi-auto premium price tag says (cows are not cheap, after all). Otherwise it is business as usual, with glass buttons, the center console show alongside an analog clock. The operation of the transmission network, switches a series of glass will only be pushed onto the stack. Wrapped for the manual mode, a series of magnesium-leather the driver shift paddles control they need.
decided somewhere in the annals of time, designer aluminum equivalent performance, there are a lot of aluminum on the inside, and hand-polished wood accents. Power everything and a 700-watt premium sound system with Dolby Pro Logic II support, iPod integration and a 6.5-inch display with high resolution seamlessly into one another. An optional 1,000-watt sound system brings the hump, if necessary. And while the coupe is set for a 2 +2 arrangement, the rear seats are removed if more memory or less weight is desired. The Virage Volante is always the four-seater to be established.
While Aston Martins share a large part of the exterior design language, the designers wanted a presence all his own being Virage. To this end, HID headlamps flank the front end and a new aluminum front metal grille reminds us of the One-77 Halo car. The front wings are subtle, but provided they are unique to this particular Aston. Six LEDs are used as repeater lights at each side headlight, and the signature swan-wing doors open and prevent up to 12 degrees, scraping the curb. Anyone who has ever parked parallel to a low slung car will understand what we are talking about.