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New Aston Martin Lagonda on the Way

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In 2009, Aston Martin stuck the Lagonda badge to the back of its first SUV concept, which they based off the Mercedes GL. New reports from British media suggest the Lagonda is finally being revived, but not as an SUV. This has to be one of those rare occasions where a legendary old car is revived without being compromised or diluted in any way!

Once an icon of the 70s and 80s, the Lagonda is actually coming back as a limited production luxury sedan which perfectly mirrors the classic model's design. A prototype has already been spotted on the road and based on that, this rendering has emerged. It offers us a glimpse into the future of the Aston Martin brand, created by rendering specialist Wild-Speed, who has managed to capture all the major details of both the original and the remake.

The new Lagonda will be built using Rapide underpinnings, but will adopt the fascinating shapes and angular lines of the 80s, the so-called "folded paper". Its front end design is going to be unlike anything else Aston has put on the road so far and could preview the next generation of British sportscars.

The wheelbase of the Rapide S will be extended by about 10 centimeters (4 inches), but power is expected to come from the same 6-liter V12 rated at 565 hp, channeled to the back wheels by a six-speed automatic.

Aston is well known for its limited-rum cars. To give you just a few recent examples, they have wowed us with designs like the One-77, V12 Zagato and CC100 Speedster.

The original Lagonda was built between 1976 and 1990, designed by William Towns and powered by a 4-cam carbunated 5.3-liter mated to a Chrysler 3-speed TorqueFlite. Time Magazine called it one of the worst cars of all time, Bloomberg put it in its top 50 ugliest cars of the last 50 years, back in 2011.

Aren't they the unkind and short-sighted ones!?


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