Rumor: Aston Martin Teases Limited Production Lagonda Super Sedan
By Winding Road Staff
July 29, 2014
Perhaps best known for luxurious and fast sports cars like the V12 Vantage S Roadster
, on rare occasions Aston Martin has also thrown their hat into the four door ring with cars like the Rapide S
. But the forthcoming "strictly limited production" Lagonda, Aston Martin assures us, is something else entirely.
Hand built in the same facility that produced the One-77 supercar in Gaydon, England, Aston Martin says the Lagonda will be made available in limited quantities, by invitation, to select customers exclusively in the Middle East. The design of the new car is said to draw inspiration from the wedge shaped 1976 Aston Martin Lagonda sedan designed by William Towns.
While additional details are still fairly scarce, we do know that the Lagonda will employ the use of carbon fiber for its body panels and will ride on Aston Martin's existing modular VH platform. It's also likely that the company's 565 horsepower 6.0-liter V12 will be installed under its hood.
Pricing may remain a mystery for the ages, as "precise pricing details remain confidential", but Aston Martin assures us that the sum "will be commensurate with the car's exclusivity, quality and luxurious nature."
Check out the press release below for more details on the 2015 Aston Martin Lagonda.
Aston Martin confirms bespoke super saloon: the finest of fast cars
- Exclusive super saloon sees return of evocative Lagonda nameplate
- Innovative special project champions exclusivity
- Strictly limited series production from early 2015
25 July 2014, Gaydon: Aston Martin is today confirming a bespoke product programme for a new super saloon that will see the revival of the historic Lagonda nameplate in a strictly limited series.
As has traditionally been the case, the Lagonda badge will once again sit proudly on a luxurious and exclusive super saloon.
The stunning luxury super saloon revives the Lagonda ethos of 'the finest of fast cars' and will be offered exclusively in the Middle East, as a result of specific market demand.
The return of Lagonda follows in the wake of other headline-grabbing projects such as the One-77 hypercar, V12 Zagato and last year's CC100 Speedster Concept – then seen as the ultimate Q by Aston Martin car – which started out simply as a centenary celebration design concept and, as a result of exceptional demand, later turned into two customer commissions.
Based on the brand's existing flexible VH architecture, the new car draws inspiration from the highly sought-after William Towns-designed Lagonda of 1976 and features many of the same cutting edge engineering techniques seen in modern Aston Martin sports cars such as the use of carbon fibre in the body panels.
It will be hand-built by the finest craftsmen and women at Aston Martin's modern manufacturing facilities in Gaydon, Warwickshire in a dedicated building previously given over to the creation of the One-77 hypercar.
The new super saloon will be offered for sale by invitation only and, while precise pricing details remain confidential, the asking price will be commensurate with the car's exclusivity, quality and luxurious nature.
Aston Martin Design Director Marek Reichman said: "The debut of this luxury super saloon in the Middle East market will be an exciting moment not only for Aston Martin, but for discerning customers who are seeking the ultimate in luxury and personalisation.
"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 WilliamTowns Lagonda – and as a tribute to this car it proudly bears the Lagonda nameplate."