About This Car
“The Virage will always delight, from picking up the sapphire glass and polished aluminum ECU key, walking up and admiring its stunning form, and tacitly appreciating the treatment of all the other senses through the finish of the materials. It makes every journey an event”.
In case you’re wondering, ‘Virage’ is a French word that means ‘twist, bend; turn, curve’. It’s a noun, not a verb. But what the word seems to mean in the exclusive dialect of Aston Martin automobiles is, V-12 GT positioned between the DB9 and DBS.
Beautiful, dynamic and prestigious, the Aston Martin Virage combines outright sports car performance with luxury, comfort and refinement. The front mid-mounted V12 engine’s torque delivery provides outstanding performance, coupled with the car’s inherent agility and perfect weight distribution delivering the ideal balance between outright sports car performance and trademark sporting luxury exemplified by modern Aston Martins”
Aston Martin’s revered hand-built 6.0 Litre V12 engine produces 490 bhp (365 kW/497 PS) and 570 nM (420 lb. Ft) of torque and through its carbon fibre prop shaft, is mated to a six-speed Touchtronic II automatic transmission mounted on the transaxle contributing to perfect 50:50 weight balance.
The Aston Martin Virage’s dynamics have been tuned to deliver an engaging yet more refined driving experience, where the driver can extract the maximum performance from the car with greater ease. A newly developed Adaptive Damping System (ADS) intelligently ‘reads’ the road to provide optimum road holding, adapting to different conditions. The system now selects up to five different stiffness settings within normal mode, and a further five stiffer settings within sport mode. Aiding driver control, a ‘Sport’ button on the facia allows the driver to select a sharper throttle response and faster gear changes while also holding the gears without automatically shifting up at the revolution limiter.
The Aston Martin Virage was delivered with Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes as standard offering progressive and tremendous stopping power. Powerful, resistant to fade and much lighter than conventional cast-iron discs, the CCM braking system means that not only is the overall vehicle weight reduced, but the weight saving at each wheel means that a better balance between ride comfort and handling can be struck. Lower rotational mass also provides improved acceleration.
The Aston Martin Virage sits low and wide asserting the power which lies beneath; single bi-xenon headlamps follow the lines of the car’s flanks to give a more crisp and modern look from the front. A new aluminum metal front grille, inspired by the One-77, features five horizontal vanes which are chamfered creating an aerofoil profile. The front bumper is pure and relieves the car of any visual complexities, contributing to the overall simplicity of design. The front wings distinguish the Aston Martin Virage from its stable mates housing a new modern interpretation of the Aston Martin iconic side strake housing six LEDs elegantly forming the side repeater. Aston Martin Virage’s side sills carry the simplicity of the front bumper through to the rear diffuser which houses a body-colored blade accentuating the width of the car.
As drivers and passengers open the signature swan wing doors, they are greeted by the aroma of seven hides of the finest Bridge of Weir leather expertly hand stitched by craftsmen. Inspiration has been taken from luxury leather goods to produce a pinstripe welt which flows down either side of the facia and along the seat and door, drawing your eye through the car. Each Aston Martin Virage has 70 man hours of expert craftsmanship lavished on the interior alone to create the famous sophisticated Aston Martin interior. In all, over 200 man hours were spent handcrafting the Virage at Aston Martin’s global headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England as it became the tenth major production car to be built there.
Speedart Motorsports offers for your consideration one of the 1,000 Virage produced in total for the world in exceptional condition and impeccably maintained.
This Virage Volante was one of the last motorcars to roll from the Gaydon, Warwickshire assembly line on July of 2012 and was subsequently imported and sold to the Aston Martin authorized dealer in St. Louis, Missouri on August of the same year.
At the time of ordering the car was configured in the striking color combination of Onyx Black and Obsidian with Piano Black interior true to the mysterious and elegant nature of this magnificent ‘Décapotable’.
The Virage Volante was commissioned with every available option offered at the time totaling an addendum of 15,000 USD, including:
- Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Audio
- Grey Brake Calipers
- Contrast Color Carpet Binding
- Seats with Virage Logo Embroidery
- Facia with Virage Logo Embroidery
- Bonnet Louvres with Titanium Meshes
- Piano Black Facia Veneer
- Trinket Tray
Further to the bespoke options an Aston Martin indoor wool cover was purchased along a set of branded floor mats adorned with Phantom Grey binding.
The first registered owner enjoyed the car sparingly in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, weather permitting and after 7,500 miles the car was sold to its last registered owner in Miami Beach, Florida on October, 2014.
All maintenance was performed at the respective authorized service centers and a new set of Pirelli PZero tires were fitted as specified by the manufacturer 700 miles ago.
The automobile is presented in showroom condition, free of any incidents with its original Onyx Black paint and its provenance further supported by a non-derogatory CarFax report. The interior is absolutely immaculate with the Bridge of Weir leather hides in superb condition and a Navigation system as well as the Bluetooth telephone preparation performing as it was intended.
The sale of this unique and limited Virage Volante is accompanied by the sapphire crystal Emotion Control Unit (ECU), spare remote key fob, on-dash retractable AM pen by Lamy, leather bound owner’s manual and service books, AM boot golf umbrella, rear windscreen in fitted case, OEM battery charger, tire inflator and genuine AM indoor dust cover with branded storage bag as well as a copy of the original window sticker.
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