Video: Aston Martin V8 Vantage S & Aston Martin Virage – 2011 Geneva Auto Show

By Auto News Log • March 6th, 2011

Aston Martin V8 Vantage S

Specifically designed for driving enthusiasts, the Vantage S boasts a 4.7-liter V8 engine with 430 hp (321 kW / 436 PS) and 490 Nm (361 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a new seven-speed ‘Sportshift II’ transmission which enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in approximately 4.5 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 189 mph (305 km/h). In terms of efficiency, owners can expect to average 12.9 L/100km (21.9 mpg IMP / 18.2 mpg US) and emit 299 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

Aston Martin Virage

The new Virage is made of a bonded aluminum structure with an aluminum, magnesium alloy and composite body on top of it. It features a hand-built, front mid-mounted 6.0 liter V12 doling out 490 bhp (365 kW/497 PS) and 570 Nm (420 lb-ft) of torque. The power plant is mated to a six-speed Touchtronic II automatic transmission through a carbon fiber prop shaft and the gearbox is mounted transversely on the axle for 50:50 total weight distribution.

0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) clocks in at 4.6 seconds and top speed is 299 km/h (186 mph).

 

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