Break down of engine number for all variants of the Virage and V8 Vantage models

Example 1 89 / 50043 A
Example 2 590 / 70683 M
  1 2 3
1  =   Year first appeared (e.g. 89) or engine type (e.g: 590)
Engine Types   Engine
589 = 5.3 litre V8, 228 kW
590 = 5.3 litre V8, 410 kW Twin Compressor
590/R = 5.3 litre V8, 407 kW Twin Compressor, reduced performance
2 = Serial number
Engine type   Model
Beginning with 5 = Virage Saloon (Coupe)
Beginning with 6 = Virage Volante
Beginning with 70 = V8 Vantage incl. LeMans
Beginning with 71 = V8 Vantage Volante
Beginning with 69, 79 or 89 = 5.3 litre V8, 260 kW
3     =   Transmission
Transmission letter   Type of transmission
M = Manual transmission
A = Automatic transmission
MLM = Manual transmission Le Mans
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