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    Aston Martin Lagonda

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    Aston Martin Lagonda forges ahead

    British brand plan a triumphant return for the Lagonda - as a Rapide-based limousine with 500bhp+



    Meet the stunning luxury limousine that’s bringing a famous British marque back from the dead. This is our best look yet at a new Lagonda – and the glamorous four-door coupé is set to be the car every celebrity will want to be seen getting out of.

    Following huge criticism of Aston Martin’s first attempt to resurrect the brand with an SUV-style concept at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, Auto Express has learned that the company has gone back to the drawing board.

    Ditching plans for the controversial crossover entirely, it is instead readying what many considered the most logical option in the first place – a long, low and luscious limo.

    Based on the Rapide, it will feature a stretched version of that car’s ‘VH architecture’ aluminium bonded chassis, providing ample legroom for rear-seat passengers to lounge around in.
     
    As well as offering a flagship in the line-up, it will also give buyers put off by the Rapide’s relatively compact rear seat area a truly spacious luxury car.

    We’ve produced these striking illustrations to show you how it will look. As you can see, cues such as the vast chrome grille and narrow headlights have been carried over from the Geneva concept. But they are fused with an elegant Maserati-style body with a long bonnet, sharply cut lines and small side glass areas to emphasise its muscular proportions.

    Although the project is very much in its infancy, the new Lagonda is set to use a modified version of the Rapide’s 6.0-litre V12 engine, producing in excess of 500bhp. As well as being more powerful than its smaller brother, the engine will be tuned to produce additional torque. It will deliver a 0-60mph time of less than five seconds and a 190mph top speed.

    As for the driving experience, an Aston Martin spokesman has previously told Auto Express: “Lagonda will have separate character. It will offer driver enjoyment – but the idea is to put all four occupants in a state of luxury.

    It will be very comfortable indeed.” So as well as a sporty drive, there will be a super-soft ride – achieved with Aston’s own adaptive damping system – and a luxurious cabin with two sumptuous rear leather seats. Machined metal trims and the latest gadgets will also feature.

    With increasing pressure on supercar manufacturers to reduce emissions, a mild hybrid system with stop-start and regenerative braking is also likely. Expect the Lagonda to appear in 2014.



    Re: Aston Martin Lagonda

    Smiley


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    Re: Aston Martin Lagonda

    what is funny?


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     a mix of Bentley and Maserati 


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    Re: Aston Martin Lagonda

    I like it


    Re: Aston Martin Lagonda

    Front says Audi/Maserati, rear says Bentley. Not sure about this...

    It should appeal however to the same customer group the Panamera does. 


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    It looks like a slightly massaged Chrysler 300. But no matter, anyone needing a highend full size sedan will be buying a Lotus Eterne. That will own the segment!

     

    worth another look for those who may not check the lotus section;

     

     


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    I find the Lotus very Rapidish which is an Aston Martin design...Specially the side profile..
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    Re: Aston Martin Lagonda

    compare

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    Re: Aston Martin Lagonda

    1 Fisker

    2 Lotus

    3 Tesla

    4 Aston

    5 Panny Prototype

    6 Lambo and Panny breadwagon tied for last


    Re: Aston Martin Lagonda

    alsahher:
    I find the Lotus very Rapidish which is an Aston Martin design...Specially the side profile..

     Well, there's nothing wrong with that.  Is there? Smiley


    Re: Aston Martin Lagonda

    white one looks good...


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    Re: Aston Martin Lagonda

    Jean:
    alsahher:
    I find the Lotus very Rapidish which is an Aston Martin design...Specially the side profile..

     Well, there's nothing wrong with that.  Is there? Smiley


    . No nothing wrong is there but the Aston Martin rapide came to my mind when I saw the Lotus... Racerx , thanks for the comparison the lotus aston fisker and tesla has the same DNA.. They have similar designs.. I hope the lotus can back up the look with performance it will be sure to own this segment. The aston isn't powerful but beautifully designed the same goes to the other two...
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    I saw a white one of these at the Toronto AM dealer late last week as I was driving by. NO idea why there would be one there, they were never sold in North America were they?


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    Re: Aston Martin Lagonda

    Useless car !!


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    Horrendous and it cost $1M LOL


    Re: Aston Martin Lagonda

    noone1:

    Horrendous and it cost $1M LOL

    Overpriced? definitely. Horrendous? No way, The body on this car is vey cool.


    Re: Aston Martin Lagonda

    2/3 of the car looks like my grandma's pristine 93' Cadillac.

    Which reminds me, I should take a picture of that car. It's in fantastic condition inside and out. I think she even had it pinstriped not that long ago. I strangely can't find any pictures of one online.


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    I was just shocked to see one in Canada. Then again that dealer had 3 or 4 brand new Mulsannes on the lot this morning as well...


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    Mithras:

    I was just shocked to see one in Canada. Then again that dealer had 3 or 4 brand new Mulsannes on the lot this morning as well...

    Good point . i thought it was a UAE car only. but hey im sure with enough money any car can be imported anywhere. "Where there's a will (or a song though bank account) theres a way"


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    Mithras:

    I was just shocked to see one in Canada. Then again that dealer had 3 or 4 brand new Mulsannes on the lot this morning as well...

    The 4 cars combined cost less than the Lagonda lol

     


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    Enmanuel:
    Mithras:

    I was just shocked to see one in Canada. Then again that dealer had 3 or 4 brand new Mulsannes on the lot this morning as well...

    Good point . i thought it was a UAE car only. but hey im sure with enough money any car can be imported anywhere. "Where there's a will (or a song though bank account) theres a way"

    Most of the ones that made it here ended up in Saudi Arabia. 


    Re: Aston Martin Lagonda

    koko:
    Mithras:

    I was just shocked to see one in Canada. Then again that dealer had 3 or 4 brand new Mulsannes on the lot this morning as well...

    The 4 cars combined cost less than the Lagonda lol

     

    Not quite. When I went in there a few weeks ago they were asking over $500k for the Mulsanne Speed demo...Smiley


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    Re: Aston Martin Lagonda

    Saw one on the Autobahn here in Switzerland, it does have a certain presence. I think they made 200 cars globally, after "strong" demand they increased the production from 100 to 200 units.


    Re: Aston Martin Lagonda

    Still not worth 700k pounds.

     

     


     
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