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postheadericon The arrival of the Aston Martin Virage

Aston Martin VirageThe Aston Martin Virage is a car sporting the British company will begin marketing in the last months of 2011, after having appeared in public at the last Geneva Motor Show.

This new model can be purchased with bodywork coupe or convertible (Volante Aston Martin), and in both cases it can carry up to four passengers, except that in the coupe version is possible to remove the rear seats. With both the car body has a length of 4.7 meters.

The Aston Martin Virage will have an engine 6.0-liter V12 that will drive the rear wheels. The same is capable of maximum power at 6,500 rpm 496cv per minute, and is coupled to a gearbox six-speed automatic with sequential management possible via magnesium paddles behind the steering wheel.

As reported by the construction company, this car can reach a top speed of 299 km / h, and will have a capacity of acceleration which you can reach from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.6 seconds. Compared to other vehicles of the same power, these numbers do not seem to be the best.

This new model Aston Martin has a structure made of aluminum, a material that was also used to build the body that also has some parts of magnesium and carbon fiber parts. These details have achieved the Virage weighing approximately 1,860 kg including the driver and the liquid, while the weight of the convertible version increases to about 1,965 kg in the same conditions.

This model is presented as a function of developments in the console, through which it is possible to vary the engine response to every movement with the throttle and speed of gear changes, while it can also prevent select change gears longer when the engine reaches a very high regime.

The Virage has brakes that are made of ceramic material, to which the company calls CCM (Carbon Ceramic Matrix). According to data provided by the construction company, the four discs of the brakes weigh a total of about 12.5 kilograms less than cast iron, which to this day are the most widely used by manufacturers.

Aston Martin gave this car a suspension of varying hardness, which give firmness to adequate to the dampers at all times, taking into account the values of the anti-lock system, yaw rate sensor and acceleration stability control, and of how open is the engine intake throttle.