1989→1995 Aston Martin Virage

A second generation of Aston Martin’s V8 model was launched in 1988 as the Virage. It was an expensive and limited production model that had a hand-formed aluminum body, Wilton wool carpeting, Connolly leather and a 330-horsepower 5.3-liter engine.

The engine was upgraded by Callaway in Connecticut, USA with the use of four valves per cylinder and Weber-Marelli fuel injection.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1989 – 1995
released at 1988 Birmingham Motor Show
built at Newport Pagnell, England
production 360
price £/td> £120,000
engine V8
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
fuel feed Weber-Marelli Fuel Injection
displacement 5341 cc / 325.9 in³
bore 100 mm / 3.94 in
stroke 85 mm / 3.35 in
compression 9.5:1
power 246.1 kw / 330.0 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 61.79 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 184.36 bhp per tonne
torque 475 nm / 350.3 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
front brakes Vented Discs
rear brakes Discs
steering Rack & Pinion
curb weight 1790 kg / 3946 lbs
wheelbase 2610 mm / 102.8 in
front track 1397 mm / 55.0 in
rear track 1430 mm / 56.3 in
length 4770 mm / 187.8 in
width 1870 mm / 73.6 in
height 1330 mm / 52.4 in
top speed ~253 kph / 157.2 mph
0 – 60 mph ~6.7 seconds

Auction Sales History

1989→1995 Aston Martin Virage

1991 Aston Martin Virage Coupe SCFCAM2S5NBL50303 – sold for $46,200 Desirable five-speed manual example. Highly equipped, US-delivery Virage. Limited-production, hand built supercar. Extreme luxury and performance for its era. Evocative and distinctively 1990s sharp edge styling.
Auction Source: The Amelia Island Auction 2015 by Bonhams
1989→1995 Aston Martin Virage

1992 Aston Martin Virage Coupe

The Virage presented here is finished in an unusual yet very desirable color combination of red with a tan leather interior. It is equipped with the sought-after five-speed transmission and was formerly owned by noted collector Jim Diamond, who was known for the outstanding quality of his motor car collection. It has since been acquired by another respected enthusiast, who has likewise maintained and garaged the car ever since. As presented, it shows less than 22,500 original miles and is fully equipped and original throughout.

Auction Source: 2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island RM Auction