Aston Martin has given its ultra-exclusive new Lagonda saloon a proper unveiling this week, through a full set of glossy new photos.
Developed exclusively for well-heeled customers in the Middle East, the Lagonda was first teased in July. A second photo set revealed new details last month.
The special new limited-edition model’s price remains unknown, with Aston revealing only that it will be “commensurate with the car’s exclusivity, quality, and luxurious nature”.
“The new model, like its exclusive siblings the One-77 and V12 Zagato, has been created as a piece of exceptional automotive art,” Aston design boss Marek Reichman said in July.
“It has been designed and developed entirely in keeping with the spirit and ethos of previous Lagonda super saloons - notably the William Towns Lagonda - and as a tribute to this car it proudly bears the Lagonda nameplate.”
Beneath the big new four-door’s retro lines, inspired of course by the original Lagonda of the 70s, lies Aston Martin’s existing VH architecture - the same that has underpinned every Aston of the past decade and more.
Likewise, power is provided by the same big 410kW V12 that drives Aston’s other (and more accessible) four-door offering, the Rapide S.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed ZF automatic.
The Lagonda is currently undergoing hot-weather testing in the sultanate of Oman, ensuring its readiness for a life in one of the warmest climates on Earth.
The Lagonda will be hand-built at Aston’s Gaydon facility in the UK, in the same building that previously hosted production of the ultra-exclusive One-77 coupe.
Production is expected to begin in early 2015.