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Aston Martin Virage Volante

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Aston Martin Virage Volante

4-seater, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve straight (inline) engine, 5338 cm3 / 325.7 cu in / 325.7 cu in, 257.0 kW / 344.6 hp / 344.6 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 450.0 N·m / 331.9 lb·ft / 331.9 lb·ft @ 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Aston MartinIssued from1996
ModelVirage VolanteIssued until
SerieVirageNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAston Martin Lagonda Ltd.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4750 mm / 187.0 in / 187.0 inTotal (curb) weight2000 kg / 4409 lb / 4409 lb
Width1860 mm / 73.2 in / 73.2 inDry weight
Height1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inLoad capacity
WheelbaseGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.23 m2 / 24.0 sq ft / 24.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.67 m2 / 7.2 sq ft / 7.2 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.6 kW / 22.3 hp / 22.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 8 cylinder)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement5338 cm3 / 325.7 cu in / 325.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power257.0 kW / 344.6 hp / 344.6 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque450.0 N·m / 331.9 lb·ft / 331.9 lb·ft at 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)102.8 kW / 137.9 hp / 137.9 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output48.1 kW/l / 1.058 bhp/cu in / 1.058 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque84.3 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio174.5 kW/ton / 132.2 bhp/ton / 132.2 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle14.0 m / 45.9 ft / 45.9 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Aston Martin Virage Volante

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