Truth be told, we didn't really see the need for a new Aston Martin to slot between the DB9 and DBS, but after getting the low-down on the new 2012 Virage, we're welcoming it with open arms. Based on the same VH architecture as the other cars in the English brand's lineup, the Virage uses Aston's wonderfully vocal 6.0-liter V12 to crank out 490 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. In the Virage, those dozen cylinders are stirred exclusively through the company's six-speed Touchtronic 2 paddle-shift transmission. While the Virage's design isn't vastly different from anything else in the automaker's portfolio, it's definitely got some pizzaz. Much like the larger Rapide, we can't help but stare at this coupe for long periods of time -- it's simply gorgeous.
2012, Aston, Martin, Virage, (2011, Geneva, Auto, Show)