V8 Coupé/v8 Volante 1996-1999
SPECIFICATION Engine 5340cc, V8 Power 349bhp @ 6000rpm Torque 369lb ft @ 3700rpm 0-60mph 5.9sec Top speed 155mph+ With the Virage running out of steam in the mid-1990s, Aston Martin relaunched the model as the V8 Coupé – basically a Virage with revised bodywork inspired by the new twin-supercharged Vantage model, including its faired-in headlamps and four round tail-lights. Power was slightly up, the acceleration slightly sharper and the top speed was quoted, not terrribly helpfully, as ‘over 155mph’. An improvement in almost every way over the Virage, sales were, however, glacially slow. Just 101 Coupés and 63 Volantes were sold.