Aston Martin Virage
In February 2011 it was revealed that a new would be launched at the Geneva Motor Show. The Virage will sit between the more basic DB9 and the flagship DBS in Aston Martin’s line-up and will come with a 2 seat or 2+2 seating configuration. Virage’s hand-assembled 6.0 litre V12 engine will deliver 490 bhp and torque of 570 Nm. It will be capable of doing 0 to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds. The new Virage will be available in two versions: Coupe or Volante (convertible).
In series 17, episode 2 of Top Gear, James May said that the Virage is the «in-the-middle» version that is sharper than the DB9 but not as aggressive as the DBS. However, he was unhappy that the Virage is just «another pointless bone-shaking racing car», and made many complaints about the ride comfort, stating that its lack of comfort was a direct result of it having been tested at the Nurburgring, because too much emphasis was put on handling, and too little effort was put on comfort. It set a lap time of 1:24.4 at the Top Gear Test Track.