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Aston Martin teases the highly exclusive Lagonda saloon

July 25, 2014, 12:39 PM IST by Ranjan R. Bhat
Aston Martin teases the highly exclusive Lagonda saloon

After months of speculation, Aston Martin has finally given the first glimpse of its super saloon, the Lagonda. As a spiritual successor of the iconic 1976 Lagonda sedan, the new model will be inspired by the Aston Martin Centennial edition cars created by Zagato to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the British manufacturer. The company revealed that the Lagonda will be made as a strictly limited series production model which should help the company justify an astronomically high price tag.

The Lagonda will be built on Aston Martin’s universal VH platform which also underpins the British manufacturer’s entire line-up, right from the V8 Vantage to the four-door Rapide. Powering the rear wheels will be a 6.0-litre V12 engine, lashing out 565bhp at the very least.

Back in 2009, Aston Martin revived the illustrious nameplate with the Lagonda SUV concept at the Geneva Motor Show. While plans for the SUV have been put on hold, the brand will make a comeback with the new sedan, which will be handed the responsibility of building the company’s image.

Speaking about the Lagonda, Aston Martin Design Director Marek Reichman said, “The new model, like its exclusive siblings the One-77 and V12 Zagato, has been created as a piece of exceptional automotive art. It has been designed and developed entirely in keeping with the spirit and ethos of previous Lagonda super saloons – notably the William Towns Lagonda – and as a tribute to this car it proudly bears the Lagonda nameplate.”

The Lagonda will be built at Aston Martin’s facility in Gaydon which previously manufactured the One-77 hypercar and is expected to demand a very high premium. But even if you do have loads of cash lying around, it is very unlikely that you’ll get a chance to own the Lagonda anytime soon as the limited number of examples will be sold only in the Middle East and that too only through invitation.

 
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