Wednesday, June 22, 2011

2012 Aston Martin Virage Volante Review

Aston Martin introduces the new Aston Martin Virage - very elegant and powerful, yet considered a sports car under. The brand can now offer its customers a first class, all with different shapes, but with the same unique soul, Aston Martin and luxury.

Beautiful, dynamic and prestigious Aston Martin Virage combines decidedly performance luxury sports car, comfort and refinement. The front mid-mounted V12 engine torque for outstanding performance with inherent agility of the car and the perfect weight distribution provide the ideal balance between performance sports car and immediately the luxury brand sports modern illustrated by Aston Martin.

Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez said: "100 years of automotive history has shown that evolution produces the best solutions in a timely manner Virage So it is, is the next level of evolution, we VH architecture, strategy, and makes everything perfectly, you can expect today .. It 'the perfect balance of opposites. "

Aston Martin Virage is perennially among the elegant DB9 and DBS offers an open sports car for our customers, who remains in a performance of luxury and rustic, but offers more and, most importantly, the performance, which is always available without problems guide.

Aston Martin revered hand-built 6.0-liter V12 produces 490 horsepower (365 kW/497 hp) and 570 nm (420 lb-ft) of torque through the axis of carbon fiber, is coupled to an automatic transmission six-speed Touchtronic II mounted on deck to help balance the weight perfectly 50:50.

The Aston Martin Virage dynamics were set to provide a more engaging driving experience more refined, the driver can extract the maximum performance of your vehicle more easily. A new adaptive damping system (ADS) intelligently "reads" the road to provide optimum grip, adapting to different conditions. The system now selects up to five different parameters of stiffness in the normal mode, and more rigid five settings in sport mode.

Helps the driver control, a "sport" button on the dashboard allows the driver to select an answer marked acceleration of the changes and the fastest team, while taking no gear changes automatically rather than limiting revolution.

Aston Martin Virage introduced the Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes as standard - in contrast with this market - offering advanced and massive stopping power. Powerful, fade-resistant and much lighter than traditional cast iron plates, the CCM braking system which means that not only reduces the weight of the whole machine, but the weight savings per wheel means that a better balance of ride comfort and handling can be affected. The lower rotational mass also improve acceleration.

Aston Martin Virage technology is based on deep brain stimulation, and unites with comfort and refinement in the DB9 and fast. Aston Martin bonded aluminum clean architecture "VH", which is the backbone of the sports car brand, inspired by the aerospace industry where weight reduction is the ultimate goal. Strong and light, the intrinsic properties of aluminum are ideal for extremely rigid and modular platform that enables flexible production of a coupe and Volante Aston Martin Virage.

The Aston Martin Virage low seat and wide affirm the power that lies beneath, only bi-xenon headlamps follow the lines of the sides of the car to look more modern and net forward. A new grid of aluminum metal, inspired by One-77, has five horizontal blades, which is beveled to create an aerodynamic profile. The new front fascia is clean and soothe the car to the visual complexity that contributes to the overall design simple. The front fenders Aston Martin Virage apart from its stable mates home to a new modern interpretation of the iconic Aston Martin side strake six houses in the form of LED side repeater elegant. Aston Martin Virage side panels make the simplicity of the front bumper with rear diffuser, which houses a magazine body color emphasizes the width of the car.

Such as drivers and passengers opening doors of the wings of the signing of a swan, you are greeted by the aroma of the finest leathers in September Bridge of Weir leather hand-sewn by skilled craftsmen. The inspiration was taken by luxury leather goods to produce a pinstripe Welt falling on both sides of the dashboard and along the seat and the door, drawing your eye through the car. Aston Martin Virage Each will have 70 hours of expert craftsmanship always within one to create the famous Aston Martin of sophisticated interiors. In total, more than 200 man-hours spent on the world headquarters of Aston Martin Virage craft in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England, became the tenth largest production car was built there in less than eight years.

Go through the simplicity of the new vehicle system, fully integrated GPS was developed in collaboration with the Garmin. The new system will simplify the use of current through the four-way joystick mounted on the dashboard. New 6.5 inch high-resolution uses the latest graphics and maps, a visual and aural to reach the driver.

Standard equipment includes heated seats (Sports seats only), cruise control, satellite navigation, Bluetooth preparation powerful phone and 700W Aston Martin Audio System with Dolby ® Pro Logic ® II and complete integration of iPod ® .


Sitting in the heart of all Aston Martin sports car is a driver and not more suggestive in the adoption of the new twist famous hand-built 6.0-liter V12 that is assembled at the factory Aston Martin engine as Cologne Germany. Aston Martin technicians take more than 20 hours to build and test each engine before sending in Gaydon, where they went so far in the Aston Martin Virage can help balance your ideal weight 50:50.

The Aston Martin Virage engine produces 490 hp (365 kW/497 hp) and 570 nm (£ 420 ft) of torque and is identified by other V12s in the family with a black plenum. Houses plenum of a new "five pillars of design" increase the stiffness of the tubing to deliver improved sound quality. The V12 is designed to provide over 85% of the maximum torque-turn only 1500 rpm for an effect immediate and vital, real-world use of traction.

Aston Martin, Director of Product Development, Minards Ian explains: "The Virage is another new landmark in the Aston Martin GT class in sports, combining luxury and performance our design team has tried to balance the elements of contemporary design, excellent credentials and soft-riding We are focused on key elements of the self in terms of performance and control .. as well as details of the complex operation, comfort and professionalism. "

Transmission characteristics Touchtronic II standard, and to help Aston Martin Virage is refined power delivery puts tangible yet effortless. Developed in collaboration with ZF six-speed automatic transmission ratios optimally positioned to remain quiet road stretches and deliver a response to engage in spirited driving. Controlled by switches finely polished glass depicts P, R, N, D on the dashboard, the driver can activate the automatic and intelligent control system will determine exactly the right time to shift gears to meet the most Smooth move relations and optimum fuel economy.

In addition, the driver has the opportunity to pull or a leather-coated blades to go hand in magnesium. Mounted on the steering column so that the driver can not always be easy to spot, either up or down, the manual mode gives the driver complete control.

Virage has a Sport button on the dashboard when pressed, creates intense driving experience through quicker gear changes and the system will override the automatic gear-up, so that the pilot will be able to keep the gears of the limiter rev.


The new Aston Martin Virage has a new adaptive damping system (ADS) has been adapted to meet the special character of the last Aston Martin sports GT. Each shock has five settings of individual computer controlled rigidity. This allows the turns "reading" the road through sensors placed strategically around the car, constantly adjusting the distance of each corner. The use of yaw, the accelerometer, steering wheel, throttle and brake sensors (ABS), the intelligent system can take into account the needs of the driver of the car is at any given time. The unit adaptive damping control (ECU) uses these measurements to determine the damping of the best settings required at some point, it becomes more rigid for improved handling and control, driving dynamics, and become more flexible for better ride comfort in terms of 'normal' driving.

Increased vehicle control, glass button ads on the dashboard allows the driver to override the system to grow firmer shock absorbers for a variety of contexts. When the button is pressed, the first five seconds is all dampers to their firmest set gives the driver a difference. After five seconds, the system will return to the optimal configuration within the fixed area resulting in a more targeted approach, but the driving experience.

Virage delivered to customers in the Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes as standard - in contrast with this market. The critically acclaimed provide the best progressive braking, discs take advantage of the CCM six-piston calipers front and four behind. To give practical instructions for the driver when the brakes are more fade resistant than traditional cast iron discs and 12.5 kg lighter than the traditional system on their part to reduce unsprung weight to help ride comfort and handling .

Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) has been specially optimized for the Aston Martin Virage. A three-stage DSC system allows the driver to adjust the level of intervention depending on the type of electronic behavior. In default mode, the system is "on" limit any tire slippage in difficult conditions, and provide maximum security possible without being intrusive. Hold the button for four seconds, begin DSC "Track Mode", which could be delayed electronics, creating an even purer experience safe. Press the button for five seconds to turn off completely.

Using the knowledge gained in the V8 Vantage Roadster and the DBS Volante, Virage Volante new features of a cradle securely in the back and front and rear cutting emission of high levels of rigidity. This means that the Virage Volante retains its sporty dynamics, without compromising the roof open. For the first time in an Aston Martin Virage coupe also uses a panel cut in the rear of the car, again for improved strength and rigidity.

The Aston Martin fully integrated standard navigation satellite systems has been completely revised for the Aston Martin Virage benefit from a new system developed in collaboration with Garmin, which is operated with a joystick and buttons on the existing facade. Features include clearer graphics, better to join the radar data and pictorial. The new system maintains its integrated look, out of sight under the dashboard of real wood, increasing the perfection of the center console with the touch of a button. Control of aluminum four-way joystick to avoid fingerprints on the screen unattractive that prevent clear view.

Design, comfort and refinement

Virage has been designed for new design studio Aston Martin has its headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England. As an independent company, Aston Martin can do the first draft, through the full size clay model, then a prototype and, finally, to production, all in one place. It allows the brand to be always agile and responsive customer trends and demands.

Turn will be built on the same production line as DBS and DB9 and Aston Martin will be the tenth major new model to go into production on the UK site, since Gaydon was opened.

Marek Reichman, Design Director, Aston Martin said: "The new movement language Aston Martin Virage evolution of design, a new modern stadium we have carved a new face to hone and refine Aston Martin Virage, but it's still instantly recognizable as pure self Aston The Martin sports car .. it seems as if it were precision machined from a single billet of aluminum emphasizes attention to detail and fine surface language. Aston Martin, we are proud of our finely polished surfaces created by skilled craftsmen. "

Reichman continues: "We are happy to Virage, from picking up a glass and polished aluminum key ECU up and admire its beautiful form, and quietly enjoy the treatment of other senses, by the end of the materials makes every trip an event ..

"The Virage not carrying his identity in his sleeve, that does not scream" Look at me, "rather quietly alluding to its potential, with its clean lines and an elegant little attitude."

New Bi-Xenon single-lens under a new projector for home front 'bar' dispel an LED side light gives a visual representation subtle and personal way.

New 20 "wheels make sense of the measure with the five-spoke Twin-pin standard design with 10-forged and turned into a diamond disk option. Customers are also given the opportunity to coordinate with the color of the calipers with black exterior paint, gray, red and yellow are offered today.

The Aston Martin team of engineers tried to create a sports car that offers its customers the highest level of sophistication, however, combined with increased power and control desired by customers. To this end additional sound insulation is applied to the front and back walls to create a relaxed cruise. Virage Volante Aston Martin has an extra layer of Thinsulate material on top of fabric for steering feel of a coupe with the top open. Each Virage offers seven finest leather hides in Scandinavia, with each interior taking more than 70 hours to develop by hand. It is this attention to detail that creates one of the most beautiful movements and opulent interiors today.

As a driver or passenger opens the doors of swan wings - and leave that open to 12 degrees to avoid abrasion on the sidewalk nearby - they are greeted stitched leather stripes, hand-sewn by a seamstress just to be sure of consistency in the car. The sports seats are adjustable 10-way to provide support and comfort, while the two-stage heated seats immediately shake the cold of a frosty morning. The possibility of an alternative light seating is available with 2 +0 placed on the cut.

Participation in the feeling of luxury, finely ground glass buttons adorn the instrument panel, inviting the driver to choose the configuration and control. Aston Martin's engineering team has remained true to the philosophy of using materials honestly, what are the real facias hand finished and polished woods, play ground aluminum, leather and will retain the patina and the aroma of years of their lives.

Form Coupe, Aston Martin Virage is available as a. 2 2 2 0 or as an option, the latter provides an ideal package for the new platform for flexible bags, while reducing the weight

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