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AutoExpress: Aston Martin Lagonda forges ahead

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Old 09-27-2010, 09:55 AM
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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.



Source and Read more: Aston Martin Lagonda forges ahead | Auto Express | News
 
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Nice. Much, much better effort than the previous SUV. They better make the powertrains competitive with MB, Bentley, and Porsche.
 
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Looks like a Bentley from the back. At least it's an improvement over that monstrousity of a concept car last time.
 
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I hope it doesn't look anything like that rendering. Looks like a Tesla from the front, Chrysler 300C from the side, and a mix of a Bentley Continental and a Panamera from the rear.

Do not want.
 
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I would seriously buy that if I could, such a stunning car. I love the Rapide and I like this too.
 
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the rear looks very nice, didnt like it at first glance but the more i looked at it the more it worked.....the front on the other hand looks terrible, looks like a mangled dodge charger from the front
 
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Isn't this kind of the same car as the Rapide?
 
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It totally looks like a Bentley Continental GT from behind. Almost identical. Given the last AM concept, I assume pricing will be 7-10 million $
 
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I like it, though the design language seems a bit muddled... bit's of Aston, lots of Bentley from the rear, an Audi-esque grille? Still, it's big move on from the fugly SUV they showed first off.
 
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i like it more than the rapide
 
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