1992→1997 Aston Martin Virage 6.3 Litre

1992→1997 Aston Martin Virage 6.3 Litre

1992→1997 Aston Martin Virage 6.3 Litre

In 1992 Aston Martin’s works service offered a 6.3 liter upgrade on existing models. Easily identified by their ‘Virage 6.3 Litre’ badge, these were fitted with a larger version of the potent V8 engine. Futhermore the rest of the car was comprehensively upgraded in this £50,000 conversion.

The engine work involved enlarging the engines to 6347cc which resulted in 465 bhp to 500 bhp. Other upgrades included larger brakes, a wider bodykit and in some rare cases features that were offered on the upcoming Vantage model. Both coupes and convertibles were equipped with the 6.3 engine.

In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
production years1992 – 1997
built atNewport Pagnell, England
displacement6347 cc / 387.32 in³
power372.9 kw / 500 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output78.78 bhp per litre
torque650.8 nm / 480 ft lbs @ 5800 rpm
body / frameAluminum Body
driven wheelsRWD
wheel typeOZ 2-Piece
front tires285/45 ZR Goodyear Eagle
rear tires285/45 ZR Goodyear Eagle
front brakesCross-Drilled & Ventilated Discs
rear brakesCross-Drilled & Ventilated Discs
front wheelsF 45.7 x 26.7 cm / 18 x 10.5 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 26.7 cm / 18 x 10.5 in
top speed~281.57 kph / 175 mph
0 – 60 mph~5.5 seconds
0 – 100 mph~11.5 seconds

Auction Sales History

1992→1997 Aston Martin Virage 6.3 Litre

1995 Aston Martin Virage Vantage 550 Ch.

Presented in midnight blue with fawn leather interior, this Aston Martin Vantage was bought new by businessman François Pinault. He used the car for several years before selling it in 2001. It had two subsequent owners before passing into the hands of the vendor. Undriven between 2006 and 2009, the car was then stripped down and checked over, and had a new clutch fitted, and gaskets replaced. The odometer reads 29,000 km, which is confirmed by successive MOT reports available in the file. This is an exceptional car offering performance and exclusivity.
Auction Source: 2012 Artcurial Motorcars à Rétromobile

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