- 2012 Aston Martin Virage for sale
- One owner and only 9000 miles from new
- Full main dealer service history
- Optional two-year warranty available
This is a rare example of the Aston Martin Virage, a model that was in production for less than two years. It is one of only 22 right-hand-drive coupés that were delivered new to the UK market, out of a total run of 1001 cars.
First registered on 27 July 2012, it was supplied new via Stratstone Aston Martin Hagley in Stourbridge and has only ever been serviced at main dealers. It returned to Stratstone in July 2013 for its first service at 3067 miles and its subsequent history is as follows…
15 July 2014 – Stratstone Aston Martin Hagley, 4250 miles
22 June 2015 – Stratstone Aston Martin Hagley, 5237 miles
21 June – Aston Martin Cheltenham, 5942 miles
19 June 2018 – Aston Martin Cheltenham, 6910 miles
26 June 2019 – Aston Martin Cheltenham, 7487 miles
16 June 2020 – Aston Martin Cheltenham, 8018 miles
16 June 2021 – Aston Martin Cheltenham, 8312 miles
17 June 2022 – Aston Martin Cheltenham, 8709 miles
19 June 2023 – Aston Martin Cheltenham, 8892 miles
The work carried out in 2021 included a full hydraulic service, including new seals and hoses, at a cost of more than £2000 for that part of the service alone.
This Aston Martin Virage is offered for sale at The Classic Motor Hub in pristine condition having still covered only 9000 miles, and it offers effortless performance from its 489bhp V12. Fastidiously maintained by a single owner from new, it features the 2+2 seating layout, its 10-spoke alloy wheels are shod with Pirelli P-Zero tyres – behind which are the carbon-ceramic brakes that were standard fitment on the Virage – and it even still has its factory-supplied umbrella! An optional two-year warranty is also available.
When it was introduced in 2011, the Aston Martin Virage occupied a spot in the British marque’s line-up between the less powerful DB9 and the flagship DBS. Its shared its basic platform with those two cars – as well as their 6-litre V12 engine – and this was very much a Grand Tourer in the finest tradition.
The bonded aluminium structure was subtly modified for this latest model, while the mechanical specification included adaptive damping that featured two modes and five individual settings.
It was available as a Marek Reichman-designed coupé or Volante, and with only a six-speed automatic gearbox – there was no manual option. Inside, there was a new sat-nav system that had been developed with Garmin, plus plenty of standard equipment. Options extended to a choice of exterior and interior trim details, and a Bang & Olufsen sound system.
The Virage could get from 0-60mph in under five seconds and top 180mph, but that sort of straight-line performance was only part of its broad driving appeal. Autocar noted that its ability to ‘shift between relaxed, easy-going cruiser and a wholly more intense experience is something that differentiates the Virage from its nearest siblings’.
‘The engine is just magnificent,’ stated Evo magazine, ‘both in its effortlessly long reach and its subtly menacing V12 wail as the revs climb’.
When the Virage was launched, some road-testers wondered if it might kill off the DB9, but while that car lasted until 2016, Virage production came to an end in 2012 after only 18 months.