The Virage was Aston Martin’s replacement for the decades-old V8 models and introduced at the Birmingham Motor Show in 1988. This V8-powered car was intended as the company’s top model with the 6-cylinder 1994 DB7 slotted below it but this V8 model (by then in Vantage form) remained the exclusive, expensive and hand-built king of Astons. The Virage was a large, heavy car in spite of its all-aluminium body, but the 32-valve 5.3-litre V8 engine elevated it’s performance to near sports car levels.
“Acceleration just never seems to run out”, claimed Sports Car International on a first test. They also praised the “eager and quicker revving” nature of the engine with its Callaway-designed heads and Weber-Marelli fuel injection. “Nothing sounds quite like an Aston V8” they concluded – they were right.
“One of the most exclusive and luxurious convertibles available anywhere in the World” as Bob Denver, then Chairman of Aston Martin Lagonda referred to the Virage at launch.
Purchased new at Graypaul in 1993, this beautiful example has been serviced at Aston Martin approved dealerships, with the last maintenance works carried out only c. 700 miles ago. Our vendor has kept the car in a dehumidified garage when not in use, along with several other cherished classics.
This well presented Virage is supplied with matching luggage for weekend trips and holidays, and is offered with original tools, books and manuals, a large history file and two sets of keys. All in all a fabulously capable modern Aston for long distance touring.