The 2012 Aston Martin Virage Volante Convertible sits magnificently between the elegant Aston Martin DB9 and the fast and sporty Aston Martin DBS Coupe. Although there are some features that definitely appear DB9, there are also several features that the 2012 Aston Martin Virage Volante Convertible has in common with the One-77.
The Aston Martin Virage Volante Convertible comes loaded with a 5.9L V12 engine, producing 490 horses, and 420 foot pounds of torque. The 2012 Aston Martin Virage Volante Convertible is equipped with a carbon fiber prop shaft that has been combined with a rear mid mounted six-speed Touchtronic II automatic transmission. These components share a perfect 50:50 weight balance because they are mounted on the transaxle.
The Aston Martin Virage Volante 2012 Convertible comes with the new Adaptive Damping System (ADS). This newly developed suspension tool allows for optimal handling regardless of road surfaces because it automatically adapts to road conditions by "reading" the road. The 2012 Aston Martin Virage Volante Convertible Adaptive Damping System allows for a total of 10 stiffness settings depending on road conditions. Five of the ten settings are for normal road conditions, and the other five settings are for use inside of the "sport" mode. Additional suspension highlights for the 2012 Aston Martin Virage Volante Convertible include independent double front wish bones with anti-dive geometry, monotube adaptive dampers and an anti-roll bar and coil springs. The rear suspension is equipped with anti-lift and anti-squat geometry, monotube adaptive dampers, independent double rear wish bones and an anti-roll bar.
The Aston Martin Virage Volante Convertible 2012 comes with a "sport" button built into the facia. This "sport" button allows the driver to change gears faster and sharpen throttle response. This is all possible without the automatic up shifting at the revolution limiter.
The Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) braking system comes standard in the 2012 Aston Martin Virage Volante Convertible. This amazing braking system has superior stopping power. The CCM system is much lighter than conventional braking systems, allowing for lower automobile weight along with increased balance between the wheels. This allows the Aston Martin Virage Volante Convertible to provide better handing, a smoother ride, faster braking, and faster acceleration. The 2012 Aston Martin Virage Volante Convertible has front ventilated 398mm carbon and ceramic brake discs with monobloc calipers with six pistons, and 360mm rear ceramic and carbon brake discs with monobloc calipers with four pistons.
The 2012 Aston Martin Virage Volante Convertible sits low to the ground on its wide base. The Virage Volante Convertible comes with a One-77 inspired aluminum front grill with five horizontally placed vanes, giving the convertible an aerofoil profile.
The superbly crafted 2012 Aston Martin Virage Volante Convertible comes with all the quality you would expect from this manufacturer. The body of the 2012 Aston Martin Virage Volante Convertible is amazingly equipped and comes standard as a two door soft cover convertible with two plus two seating. The body is constructed from bonded aluminum, magnesium alloy, and carbon fiber composite materials. The aluminum doors are home to side impact beams. Visibility and being seen is not a problem in the 2012 Aston Martin Virage Volante Convertible. It comes standard with halogen projector headlights for the main beam, the dipped beam comes from high intensity discharge headlights, and the car is equipped with clear LED rear lamps.
The rear wheel drive 2012 Aston Martin Virage Volante Convertible has a front, mid mounted complete alloy quad overhead, 48 valve, 5.9L V12 engine. The performance and power the 2012 Aston Martin Virage Volante outputs is amazing with a maximum speed base speed of 190 miles per hour, and a maximum Touchtronic II speed of 183 miles per hour.