An Aston is a bespoke, hand-built car, so what it says on the price list is what you’ll pay. It goes without saying that this is not a car for those who need to watch running costs, but what is a little disappointing is the relatively small (78 litres) fuel tank and the impact this has on range. Resale values are pretty impressive for a V12-engined car.
Aston Martin Virage Coupe quality & reliability
A polished glass and switchgear, magnesium gear-shifter paddles, Bridge of Weir leather… They don’t skimp on luxury at Aston Martin. Most of the old Ford-sourced switches have now gone, too. Quality oozes out of just about every pore, and reliability seems to be improving all the time.
Aston Martin Virage Coupe safety & security
You can’t fault the Virage for the features packed in to help you avoid an accident, but it is disappointing that there are no side curtain airbags to complete its passive protection. Likewise, there are plenty of anti-theft measures, but the set would be more complete if a tracking system was standard rather than an option.