A while back we covered the 2012 Aston Martin Virage, summarizing all there was to know in one article (you can read it here: http://www.speedlux.com/2012-aston-martin-virage-2/). We want to do it again, but this time describing the exterior design, interior design, and technical specifications in separate articles, giving more details (you can read them here:http://www.speedlux.com/2012-aston-martin-virage-interior
In this article you’ll only find information about the Virage’s Technical Specifications.
While both the exterior and the interior design are outstanding, the technical specifications and performance of the 2012 Aston Martin Virage aren’t holding back either. Powered by a 6.0-liter V12 (an upgrade from the previous V8) that produces 490 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, the 2012 Virage hits a top speed of 186 mph (297.6 km/h) and accelerates from 0 to 60 in an estimated 4.7 seconds. The power is sent to the rear-wheel drive via a 6-speed automatic transmission, with no option for a manual one, sadly.
The fuel consumption is a not-so-impressive 13 mpg in the city, and 18 mpg on the highway. Keep in mind, though, that this is a 490 horsepower engine, and that Aston Martin never really focused on the fuel consumption. Anyway, if you can afford the $207,895 base price of the 2012 Virage, I think you wouldn’t have any trouble paying a little extra on fuel.
The curb weight is 3,935 lbs, but the car feels a lot lighter thanks to the perfect weight distribution (50-50 front/back), rigid suspension and highly responsive steering. The suspension is everything you need under normal conditions, and even handles well on difficult surfaces (for example gravel). The settings are adjustable, although changing them is probably not something the driver would need.
The ceramic brakes feel like more than such a car would need. They stop the vehicle instantly, and there’s no question about them being a problem.
This article ends our covering of the 2012 Aston Martin Virage. As a final conclusion: if you’ve got the money and want such a supercar, you should certainly get it. But at the same time, you should consider other options that may be cheaper and maybe even more powerful (case in point Jaguar XKR-S). Other than that, this Aston does have a special character which isn’t present in many other vehicles.
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