Launched at the International Motor Show, Birmingham in October 1988, the sensational newcomer re-stated its Aston Martin V8 forerunner’s brawny looks in the modern idiom, contriving to be slightly narrower yet providing increased interior space. The car was still no lightweight but with 330bhp on tap courtesy of the trusty V8 engine’s new 32-valve top end, was good enough for a top speed approaching 160mph and a 0-60mph time of under seven seconds.
After spearheading the Aston Martin V8’s transformation for the 1990s, the Virage name was dropped during 1994, its place as the ‘standard’ model being taken by a Vantage-style V8 Coupé. Introduced at the Geneva Salon in March 1996, the new V8 Coupé adopted all of the Vantage’s muscular styling cues but retained the normally aspirated, 5.3-litre engine of the Virage and delivered similar performance. The model formed part of the Aston Martin range for just three years and is one of the rarer members of the modern V8 family.
Stratton Motor Company are proud to offer the perfect set of his and hers Aston Martins, produced for one family when new can be sold as a pair or individually.
This is one of a pair of the Aston Martin V8s, the other one is identical in coachwork colour and interior trim but the Convertible version, a his and hers classic pair.
1997 Aston Martin V8 Coupe Automatic, in Rolls Royce Garnet Black with Sandstone piped with Wild berry hide, Wild Berry carpets and over mats, memory seats, self dipping rear view mirror, satellite navigation, Tape/CD/Radio.
2 owners and mileage recorded as 36999