1996→1999 Aston Martin V8 Coupe

In 1996 Aston Martin upgraded the Virage into the V8 Coupe. Included were new headlights with a triple arrangement on each side. The model was introduced at the 1996 Geneva Motor Show.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production years1996 – 1999
built atNewport Pagnell, England
price $$ 220,181
engineV8
valvetrainQuad Cam, 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement5340 cc / 325.9 in³
compression9.75:1
power260.0 kw / 348.7 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output65.3 bhp per litre
bhp/weight178.82 bhp per tonne
torque500.0 nm / 368.8 ft lbs @ 4300 rpm
body / frameAluminum w/Steel Chassis
driven wheelsFront Engine / RWD
front tiresF 255/50ZR-18
rear tiresR 255/50ZR-18
front brakesVented Discs w/ABS
rear brakesVented Discs w/ABS
front wheelsF 45.7 x 43.2 cm / 18.0 x 17.0 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 43.2 cm / 18.0 x 17.0 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
curb weight1950 kg / 4299 lbs
wheelbase2611 mm / 102.8 in
front track1540 mm / 60.6 in
rear track1580 mm / 62.2 in
length4750 mm / 187.0 in
width1950 mm / 76.8 in
height1330 mm / 52.4 in
transmission4-Speed Auto
final drive4.09:1
top speed~241.4 kph / 150.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~5.9 seconds