1990 Aston Martin Virage

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1990
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Lichfield Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Bonhams Auction - Aston Martin and related Automobilia
Aston Martin Lagonda Works Service
Tickford St
Newport Pagnell
Bucks
17 May 2008

Automobilia 10:30
Aston Martin motor cars 15:30

After almost 20 years in production, Aston’s immensely successful V8 was updated for the 1990s as the Virage, a model described by Company Chairman Victor Gauntlett as, ‘one of the most, if not the most, important newcomers in Aston Martin’s 70-year history.’ The Virage’s body design was entrusted to Royal College of Art tutors Ken Greenley and John Heffernan while the existing Lagonda chassis and suspension were used in heavily revised form for the new car. Recognising the need to extend the V8 engine’s life and make it suitable for all markets, Aston Martin commissioned Callaway Engineering, of Connecticut, to undertake a comprehensive re-development programme. Immensely strong, the old V8’s bottom half was retained but fitted with new cylin