Aston Martin unveils new Virage

Aston Martin has unveiled its new Virage coupé set to be launched at the Geneva Motor Show.

Aston Martin VirageThe British luxury sports car manufacturer said that the new car, which combines performance with luxury, comfort and refinement, sits between the more basic DB9 and the sporty DBS in the line-up.

The model, powered by a 6.0 litre V12 engine in 490bhp trim, features rear-wheel drive through a carbon fibre prop shaft and a six-speed Touchtronic II automatic gearbox.

It offers Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes as standard, and comes equipped with features including an improved Adaptive Damping System (ADS) to provide efficient road holding in different conditions.

The ADS system chooses from five different stiffness settings within normal mode, and from a further five stiffer settings within sport mode.

The sport mode allows drivers to select a sharper throttle response and faster gear changes.

Pricing for the sports will be confirmed at the Geneva Motor Show, where the brand will introduce two other cars – the V8 Vantage S and the new Tailor-Fit Cygnet city car.