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

type Series Production Car
production years 1992 – 1997
built at Newport Pagnell, England
displacement 6347 cc / 387.32 in³
power 372.9 kw / 500 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 78.78 bhp per litre
torque 650.8 nm / 480 ft lbs @ 5800 rpm
body / frame Aluminum Body
driven wheels RWD
wheel type OZ 2-Piece
front tires 285/45 ZR Goodyear Eagle
rear tires 285/45 ZR Goodyear Eagle
front brakes Cross-Drilled & Ventilated Discs
rear brakes Cross-Drilled & Ventilated Discs
front wheels F 45.7 x 26.7 cm / 18 x 10.5 in
rear wheels R 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