Merc SLS roadster vs Bentley GTC vs Aston Virage Volante
West Scotland is icy, dark and dangerous this time of year. The perfect place to head with £500k of lairy supercabrio metal...
Posted: 10 Feb 2012
The sky is clear, the mountains fringing the horizon are snow-flecked and Scotland looks gorgeous. So does the Aston. In both price and intention, the 490bhp Virage Volante nestles between the Bentley and the Mercedes: less a wafting GT than the Conti, less a snappy supercar than the SLS. It's a familiar position for a model that dissects the hardcore DBS and the softer DB9 in the Gaydon V12 line-up, melding the DBS's clear rear lights and steroidal side sills to a softer front end. Aston's design language may have stalled recently, but, really, when it's churning out lumps of quicksilver like this, what's the problem? The DB shape isn't ageing - it's maturing to a fine vintage.