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Aston Martin Virage

(1988 model)

Brief specs of 1988 Aston Martin Virage

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 5341 cm3 / 325.9 cu in / 325.9 cu in, 246.1 kW / 330.0 hp / 330.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 475.0 N·m / 350.3 lb·ft / 350.3 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 253 km/h / 157 mph / 157 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Aston MartinIssued from1988
ModelVirageIssued until
SerieVirageNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAston Martin Lagonda Ltd.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerJohn Heffernan and Ken GreenleyCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4860 l / 171.63 cu ft / 171.63 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4770 mm / 187.8 in / 187.8 inTotal (curb) weight1790 kg / 3946 lb / 3946 lb
Width1870 mm / 73.6 in / 73.6 inDry weight
Height1330 mm / 52.4 in / 52.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2610 mm / 102.8 in / 102.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inWeight distribution (front)54.0 % / 54.0 % / 54.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity113 l / 24.9 UK gal / 29.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.83  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.35Frontal area (A)2.11 m2 / 22.8 sq ft / 22.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.74 m2 / 8.0 sq ft / 8.0 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)18.4 kW / 24.7 hp / 24.7 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerAston-MartinValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore100.0 mm / 3.94 in / 3.94 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.18
Fuel supplyMa-We fuel inj.Engine displacement5341 cm3 / 325.9 cu in / 325.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity667.63 cm3/cylinder / 40.741 cu in/cylinder / 40.741 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power246.1 kW / 330.0 hp / 330.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque475.0 N·m / 350.3 lb·ft / 350.3 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)103.1 kW / 138.2 hp / 138.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output46.1 kW/l / 1.013 bhp/cu in / 1.013 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque88.9 N·m/l / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.06

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.20 s / 5.20 s / 5.20 sTop (maximal) speed253 km/h / 157 mph / 157 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.80 s / 6.80 s / 6.80 sPower-to-weight ratio184.4 kW/ton / 139.7 bhp/ton / 139.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle13.5 m / 44.3 ft / 44.3 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearde Dion axle, Watt's linkage, Radius arms
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/70-R15Tyres rear225/70-R15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Aston Martin Virage

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