The New Aston Martin Virage Volante

The topless version of the famed marque's new model makes the grade


aston virage volante

The coupe version of Aston Martin’s new 2012 Virage got a lot of attention at its recent Geneva Motor Show debut. Much better looking yet all but ignored was its sexier sibling, the Virage Volante.

“The stats: 0-60 mph: 4.5 seconds Top speed: 186 mph. Price: $210,000-plus”

Positioned just below the decadent DBS, James Bond’s vehicle of choice, the Virage has a suitably rakish skin over an aluminum, magnesium and composite chassis and body panels, with a hand-built throaty 490 hp 6-liter V12 lurking within.

A true GT in the best Aston tradition, the leather interior is of course as well-tailored as one of Bond’s Savile Row suits.