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Aston Martin Virage - On The Road

Pretty; isn't it ? Under the brights lights in Geneva, Aston Martin revealed the Virage - a "new" 2+2 model which sits between the DB9 and DBS models in the Aston Martin lineup. With the mildly facelifted DB9 launched last summer, the Virage has us scratching our heads as we contemplate why Aston is passing the Virage off as a new model. Same kind of confusion also ensued when spy photographers previously caught it doing rounds at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. We didn't know what to make of it. Regardless of how you slice and dice it, this Virage is a DB9 that's been made to look a bit more like a Rapide, and then given those stupid Mazda 3 inspired silver rear lights that we saw on the DBS and V12 Vantage. On the outside, you'll not really notice the new One-77 inspired aluminum front grille, unless you're quite dull. New front bumper fascia, new fender side strakes with built-in LED repeater lamps, side skirts and rear diffuser are also very well hidden. The Virage uses the same front mid-mounted 6.0 liter V12 producing 490 bhp and 420 lb-ft of torque. It's mated to a six-speed Touchtronic II automatic transmission - much improved - through a carbon fiber prop shaft and the gearbox is mounted transversely on the axle for 50:50 total weight distribution. 0 to 60 in 4.6 seconds and top speed 186 mph. So it's not really that fast, and nor - despite what Aston claim - is it actually new, but then again, it's an Aston Martin, and that means an awful lot. It'll almost ...

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