Performance Engine Size 5935 cc Cylinders 12 0-60 mph 4.6 secs Top Speed 186 mph Power Output 490 bhp Valves 48 Torque 570 Nm 420 lb-ft
In February 2011 it was revealed that a new Aston Martin Virage would be launched at the Geneva Motor Show. Based on the DB9, the Virage was intended to sit in the narrow slot between the basic version and the flagship DBS. It is available in a 2 seat or 2+2 seating configuration. Virage's hand-assembled 6.0 litre V12 engine delivers 490 hp (365 kW) and torque of 570 Nm. It is capable of doing 0 to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds. The new Virage was available in two versions: Coupé or Volante. In series 17, episode 2 of Top Gear, James May said that the Virage is the "in-the-middle" version that is sharper than the DB9 but not as aggressive as the DBS. Aston Martin has announced that the current Virage will be discontinued after a mere 18 months of production and only just over 1,000 units were built in a year and a half.