Best of the Best 2012: Convertibles: Aston Martin Virage Volante

Aston martin is a boutique builder of beauties—luxury sports cars that cling tightly to the past yet never show their age. Silhouettes have remained similar for decades, and even today they continue to display signs of the ’60s and traces from the legendary DB5. The brand might be emulating Porsche and its glacial evolution of […]

Car of the Year 2012: No. 7 Aston Martin Virage Volante

TRADITIONAL VALUE   In silhouette and when viewed from either end, the Virage Volante appears no different from Aston Martin’s DBS and DB9. Indeed, the cars’ shape has been around since Sean Connery joined MI6. But an argument can be made for tenure, and fans of the Rolex Datejust (introduced in 1945) and the Porsche 911 […]

Aston Martin Virage 2011: Style and Performance

Equipped with the same 6-liter V-12 engine as its DB-designated counterparts, the Virage fits perfectly in between the DB9 and DBS models—producing 490 hp. The Virage, however, is not about splitting the difference between the two DB models; it is about finding that perfect balance between a hard-edged sports car and a big-engine tourer. – […]

Flight of Fancy

Aston Martin believes in choices. The company already offered an embarrassment of riches ranging from the V-8-powered Vantage to the million-dollar-plus One-77. Now England’s winged wonder—with deference to badges worn by Morgan and Bentley vehicles—has further expanded its selection by introducing the V-12-powered Virage. The new model is available as the two-door hardtop Coupe or […]