The Aston Martin guide to towing
Can you combine a city car with a V12 GT? We strap a trailer to a Virage and tow a Cygnet through Monaco...
Posted: 07 Oct 2011
The harassment of the day becomes suddenly ghostly and transparent, burned through by the vivid shape and sound of a big Aston on a big mountain road. Classic, almost clichéd territory for this kind of car. Sonic and automotive porn. The Virage is rapid: 0-62mph in a decent chunk under five seconds and a wilting 186mph, but more than that, it has the deep-surging, chocolatey geyser of V12 power and torque, garnished with a sound like someone ripping open the sky. It doesn't flow so much as bully the entire road into submission, booming and growling aggression and joy. It makes the Cygnet look like a child's toy. With a sudden rush of adrenalin and fierce noise I realise something very important. This is what the brand is all about. This is Aston.