1996 Aston Martin Virage

Volante 'Wide Body'

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1996
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Buckingham Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Virage Volante offered here features the popular 'wide body' specification that originated on the 6.3-litre version of the Virage, which was announced by Aston Martin as an interim model ahead of the company's forthcoming twin-supercharged Vantage. Offered by Aston Martin's Service Department as a conversion for the existing 5,340cc V8-engined Virage, this package was introduced in January 1992. The '6.3' conversion increased power by around 40 percent while incorporating improvements to both suspension and brakes - now featuring ABS for the first time - and could be ordered new or retro-fitted to customers' existing cars. These 6.3-litre cars (and the later Vantage) were readily distinguishable by their flared wheelarches, necessary to accommodate the package's wider wheels and tyres, a feature that gave raise to the term 'wide body'. Customers with no need for the 6.3's improved performance but who nevertheless appreciated the aggressive looks of the 'wide body', could order the