In these days when 500bhp-plus is commonplace, the Virage might appear relatively tame with a mere 490bhp. Fear not: it’s more than quick enough and, with 85% of its 420lb ft of torque available at just 1500rpm, extremely flexible, too.
Aston Martin Virage Coupe ride & handling
The Virage effectively gives you 10 suspension options – five in Normal mode and five in Sport, which you switch at the touch of a button. Normal gives you the most supple ride without making the handling soggy. The steering is superb, and carbon ceramic brakes are standard.
Aston Martin Virage Coupe refinement
This is not an aggressive sports car, so when you’re driving normally, there’s little engine noise, while a six-speed automatic gearbox smoothly maintains momentum. Even when pressing on, the engine remains relatively distant, although there’s then more wind noise and some tyre noises on rough surfaces.