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2012 Aston Martin Virage

Photo Courtesy of Aston Martin
Aston Martin has unveiled the 2012 Virage today at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The Virage is positioned between the elegant DB9 and sporty DBS. Powering the car is a hand-built 6.0 litre V12 engine that delivers 490 bhp (365 kW/497 PS) and 570 Nm (420 lb. ft) of torque.

In addition, the engine is mated to six-speed Touchtronic II automatic transmission mounted on the transaxle, helping to achieve perfect 50:50 weight balance. The new car has been fitted with single bi-xenon headlamps, a new single bi-xenon headlamps, a new front bumper, new front wings as well as a new rear bumper with integrated air diffuser and exhaust system.

The car has also been installed with the new fully integrated Satellite Navigation system that was developed together with Garmin. The new 6.5 inch high resolution display makes use of the latest graphics and maps to guide the driver visually and aurally to the destination.

The following are fitted as standard: heated seats (Sports seats only), cruise control, satellite navigation, Bluetooth telephone preparation and the powerful 700W Aston Martin Premium AudioSystem with Dolby Pro Logic II and full iPod integration.

When it comes to the performance, Aston Martin gave the Virage a set of Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes as standard, as well as a 'Sport' button which enables the driver to choose a sharper throttle response and faster gear changes. The Virage also features a newly developed Adaptive Damping System (ADS) that intelligently 'reads' the road to provide optimum road holding, adapting to various conditions.

Via 4WheelsNews

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