The legendary Aston Martin Lagonda has been produced since 1976, thanks to its rich equipment, this car has made a small revolution in the world of luxury sedans. He sported a real on-Board computer, digital instrument panel and even dual-zone climate control, which at that time was a very advanced solution. Unfortunately, a few years later the production of the model was closed. In 2009, the manufacturer decided to revive the brand Lagonda in the guise of an SUV, but such a risky move did not find a response in the hearts of wealthy buyers. And so, in 2014, at a closed presentation in Dubai, the British presented their luxury sedan with the prefix Taraf, which means absolute luxury.
Aston Martin Lagonda 2014 was intended exclusively for sale in the middle East, however, for a number of reasons, the manufacturer decided to expand the geography of sales and increase the production of new items up to 200 pieces per year. Each car will be assembled by hand at the plant in Haydon (UK), it is also worth noting that it was there that produced the supercar one-77. Because of this approach to production and high level of personalization, it is difficult to call the approximate cost of new items, but according to various data, for the base model will have to pay about a million dollars.
Design Aston Martin Lagonda
Aston Martin Lagonda literally looks like “a million”. Designers drew inspiration from the appearance of the classic model and were able to transfer this spirit through the years, leaving it almost intact. The sedan has stylish elongated headlights with elegant sections of daytime running lights and a massive grille consisting of many thin chrome horizontally intersecting ribs. It is noteworthy that the silhouette is woven from thin rapid straight lines. It has no fashionable, at the moment, rounded flowing and streamlined shapes. Along with the unusual design of the front and a thick rear rack – this is another reference, designed to revive the spirit of the original source.
Technical characteristics of Aston Martin Lagonda
Aston Martin Lagonda is built on the VH platform, made of aluminum, independent, multi-link suspension. Unfortunately, even in the maximum configuration, the car is not equipped with airballs, instead of the usual steel springs and shock absorbers that can change their stiffness. To reduce weight, some body panels were made of carbon fiber. In the end, a luxury sedan 5396 millimeters long, weighs 1995 kilograms.
As well as the chassis, Aston Martin Lagonda borrowed the engine from the model Rapide S. It’s a huge petrol atmospheric V12, developing 560 horsepower at 6650 rpm and 630 Nm of torque at 5,500 revolutions of the crankshaft per minute. With such a herd under the hood, eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive, sedan accelerates to the first hundred in 4.4 seconds, and a maximum speed of 312 kilometers per hour. High power and outstanding dynamic performance are poorly combined with efficiency. Fuel consumption Aston Martin Lagonda will be 13.5 liters of gasoline per hundred kilometers in a mixed cycle.
Aston Martin Lagonda is in fact an elongated and luxurious version of Rapide S. its design is austere and elegant, but at the same time sporty and swift. This car will never merge with the gray everyday flow and will always attract attention. The salon is a Kingdom of unsurpassed luxury, verified ergonomics and uncompromising comfort. Even a long trip will not be able to deliver the slightest inconvenience. The manufacturer is well aware that in the first place, the car should give the pleasure of driving. That is why, under the hood of the sedan is a powerful and modern power unit, well-established in another model. Aston Martin Lagonda is a worthy successor to the legendary ancestor.