It has been confirmed that the Aston Martin Lagonda will be relaunched this year. The super saloon has not been seen before in its new form and CAR magazine’s July issue had exclusive details about it. There is an artist’s impression of the car which is based on some spy photographs that were taken back in May.
The saloon had four doors and was wedge shaped and was seen while testing in Warwickshire around the headquarters of Aston Martin in Gaydon. It was thought that it was in composite body panels but using the Rapide Limo running gear.
It was back in 2009 when it was first thought that the Lagonda would be relaunched when a SUV Lagonda concept was shown at the Geneva Motor Show, which turned out to be controversial. However, it now looks like, five years on, they are finally ready to launch something. It looks like it might be ready this summer as well, which is great news for those who do not like a long wait. However, the model is somewhat different to that concept, no longer being a large 4×4 but a sports saloon which will be built by Q branch which is the personalisation department of the company.
There is not much known yet, but the information gathered has been put together below. For example it is expected that the car will use a 600bhp engine which will be the 5.9 litre V12 that has been used elsewhere on Aston Martin cars but it will be paired with an eight speed automatic transmission.
If the car really is being made by the Q department then this means that it will definitely be a limited edition, probably with less than 100 copies made. This means that it will be expensive but also exclusive and so for those that like something a bit special, then this could be for them.
It is thought that Aston Martin have decided to bring back this car because it is looking at filling new niches. It has been talking to Daimler about collaborating on projects as well as making special editions and spin-off models in order to expand its range and compete with other companies more. This Lagonda fits in with this theory as it could draw in new customers and markets. Limos and SUVs can bring in new markets and the revenue they generate could fund the next generation of cars for the company.