100 years of Aston Martin

Updated: Jan 19, 2013 13:01 IST

Boasting a 5.3-litre and eventually a 6.3-litre V8 engine and electrically operated mohair roof, the Volante was the first Aston to feature anti-lock brakes. Although praised for its modern styling, many believe that the Virage and the convertible Volante version reflect the company's lowest point. However, their style and proportions provided the foundation for future models and derivatives right up to 2000, by which point the cars were delivering over 550 horsepower. Photo:AFP
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Boasting a 5.3-litre and eventually a 6.3-litre V8 engine and electrically operated mohair roof, the Volante was the first Aston to feature anti-lock brakes. Although praised for its modern styling, many believe that the Virage and the convertible Volante version reflect the company's lowest point. However, their style and proportions provided the foundation for future models and derivatives right up to 2000, by which point the cars were delivering over 550 horsepower. Photo:AFP

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