Aston Martin Launch "Understated Sports Car"

By P. Joseph

Luxury car maker Aston Martin debuted its latest version of the Virage at Press Day at the Geneva Motor Show today.

Combining the main features of the brand’s luxury DB9 and sporting DBS models, the new Virage sits low and uses lightweight aluminium architecture.

First launched in 1988, the original Virage was Aston Martin's replacement for the brand’s V8 models. The latest version - which is billed as an "understated sports car"  - stays loyal to earlier models by boasting a 6.0 liter engine and 365 horsepower.

A new adaptive damping system reads the road to provide optimum hold on the surface in varying conditions, whilst a “Sport” mode allows adjustments to tuning, gear changes and throttle control.

Aston Martin CEO, Dr Ulrich Bez, said: “100 years of automotive history has demonstrated that evolution delivers the best solutions in time.

“So it is with Virage; it is the next level of evolution in our VH architecture strategy and it does everything with the perfection that you would expect today. It is the perfect balance of opposites.”

The Geneva Motor Show will open to the public on Thursday.

By P. Joseph