Monday, September 10, 2007
: The new JC Virt is a vehicle that truly matches its namesake: Artful, vicious, flexible, and, most importantly, powerful.Artful: Stunning style expected from a JC vehicle.
The Virt takes JC design to the next level. As the company's midsize, BMW 5 series and Mercedes E-class competitor, the Virt is the more elegant, detailed and polished big brother of the brutal Vurig. The brutality of the Vurig, Voltaire and Vendetta are toned down, with smooth, overlapping waveform lines while still staying true to JC's sporting persona. From the flowing lines to the graceful, coupe-like silhouette, the Virt drips art.
The front shows an aggressive face, with a strong trademark JC T-grille finished in brushed aluminum, flanked by squinting, angry headlamps and large, gaping grilles. Like the Vendetta, the wheel arches reach a peak between the hood and the wheel well, setting motion the rest of the design. Side graphics keep the Virt looking dynamic yet fluid. The brushed aluminum piece lining the greenhouse is especially nice; it flows around the window and meets the rear view mirror, which hangs from the brushed aluminum piece. A side-turn marker is integrated at this point. That isn't the only design surprise the brushed aluminum surround hides; the boomerang section of the rear door piece doubles as a door handle. The side windows taper slightly inwards to allow the hand to fit underneath this section, to open the rear door. This allows the vehicle to look like a two door coupe, delightfully surprising rear seat passengers with a seamless integration of two rear doors. JC design at its finest.
At rear, trademark JC upturned-triangle taillamps flank a beautiful, simple, yet powerful rear end. The taillamps, like the headlamps, have intricate details, with LED lights and waveforms giving the Virt a night presence all its own.
Inside, the Virt gets an all new interior, not shared with any other JC.
Vicious: JC performance at its very best.
A JC would not be a JC without serious racing stripes. The Virt is no different. Based on a stretched platform based from the Vurig, the Virt is no stranger to excellent performance. Like all JC's, the Virt comes standard with an advanced all-wheel-drive system to help put the power to the floor. Unlike other JC's, however, the Virt employs exotic aluminum/magnesium composite metals for the suspension and other pieces, to bring the weight of the midsize vehicle down. It weighs in at 3300 pounds, the lightest car in its class by far, and it shows, with amazing agility and response.
The base Virt is equipped with the updated 3.3 liter I-6 debuted in the Vendetta and making its way into the Voltaire and Vurig this year. It delivers 300 horsepower and 280 ft. lb of torque, propelling this lightweight midsize sedan to 60 in just under 6 seconds. If that isn't quick enough, the Virt can also be equipped with JC's all new 4.4 liter V8, churning out 380 horsepower, and propelling the Virt to 60 in under 5 seconds. Vicious performance, indeed.
Flexible: The most cargo-friendly vehicle in its class.
Despite the Virt's light weight, sporting pretensions and coupe-like greenhouse, it is surprisingly generous with interior space. Passenger room in all dimensions for all five seats are above the class averages, but the real dealbreaker is the Virt's immense trunk. The Virt is the only hatchback in its class, which allows for a larger, more usable trunk. Whether the seats are folded up or down, the Virt has the largest trunk space in its class, made all the more usable with the hatchback configuration.
Poweful: The Virt asserts its position at the top of the class this Winter.
The Virt goes on sale this winter as the fastest, best handling and most spacious midsize luxury sedan. It will clearly make a powerful statement against competitors in the same class.
In addition to the performance and design highlighted, the Virt comes standard with a fantastic feature list, including bi-Xenon headlamps, navigation, bluetooth, voice activation, and others. Starting at $43,000, the Virt represents everything JC stands for, and more.
Enjoy! As always, comments are very appreciated.
Modified by knihc2008 at 1:30 AM 9/12/2007
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