2012 Aston Martin Virage Combines performance luxury sports Car

The 2012 Aston Martin Virage decidedly combines performance luxury sports car, elegant, powerful, beautiful, dynamic, prestige, comfort and refinement. The Aston Martin Virage mid-V12 engine torque delivery gives exceptional performance with inherent agility of the car and the perfect weight distribution ensure optimum balance between outright performance sports cars and luxury brand sporty, modern, illustrated by Aston Martins.

Located in the heart of any sports car is an Aston Martin engine is no longer so attractive that accepts the new Virage V12 famous hand-built 6.0-liter, which is assembled in Aston Martin’s bespoke engine plant in Köln, Germany. Aston Martin Virage engine produces 490 hp (365 kW/497 hp) and 570 Nm (420 Nm) of torque and to identify other V12s plenum is the black family. The plenum is home to the new project “five pillars of increased stiffness varied to produce a better sound quality. V12 is designed to produce more than 85% of Virage maximum torque at just 1500 rpm to give an immediate and most importantly, the traction useful in the real world.
The Touchtronic II transmission features as standard, and contributes to Aston Martin Virage’s refined power delivery making gear changes tangible yet effortless. Engineered in conjunction with ZF, the six-speed automatic has optimally placed ratios to remain quiet on motorway stretches and deliver an engaging response when driving spiritedly. Controlled through finely polished glass switches depicting P, R, N, D on the facia, the driver can engage automatic mode, and the intelligent control system will decide precisely the right time to change gear in order to achieve the smoothest ratio move and the optimum fuel economy. In addition, the driver has the option of pulling either of the magnesium leather clad paddles to engage manual mode. Mounted on the steering column so that the driver can always easily locate either up or down, the manual mode gives the driver complete control.

Simplicity runs throughout the car with the new fully integrated Satellite Navigation system that has been developed in conjunction with Garmin. The new system simplifies operation through the existing four-way joystick mounted on the facia. A new 6.5 inch high resolution display uses the latest graphics and maps to visually and aurally guide the driver to their destination. Standard equipment includes heated seats (Sports seats only), cruise control, satellite navigation, Bluetooth telephone preparation and the powerful 700W Aston Martin Premium Audio System with Dolby® Pro Logic II® and full iPod® integration.
New single lens bi-xenon lights lie beneath a new front headlamp which houses a side light ‘bar’ dissipating LED light giving the Virage an individual yet subtle visual on the road. New 20″ wheels add to the sense of proportion with a five spoke twin-prong design as standard and a 10-spoke forged diamond turned wheel as an option. Customers are also afforded the option of coordinating their brake callipers with their exterior paint colour with black, grey, red and yellow now being offered.

The new 2012 Aston Martin Virage features a new Adaptive Damping System (ADS) which has been tuned to suit the particular character of Aston Martin’s latest sporting GT. Each damper has five individual computer controlled stiffness settings. This allows the Virage to ‘read’ the road via strategically placed sensors around the car, constantly adjusting the ride at each corner. Using yaw, accelerometer, steering wheel, throttle and brake (ABS) sensors, the intelligent system can take into account the demands the driver is making of the car at any given time. The Adaptive Damping Electronic Control Unit (ECU) uses these measurements to determine the most appropriate damper settings required at any given time, becoming stiffer for better handling and control during dynamic driving, and becoming softer for greater ride comfort during ‘normal’ driving conditions. Virage is delivered to customers with Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes as standard – bucking the trend in this market.


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