Aston Martin will revive the legendary Lagonda name through a limited-edition super saloon due to go on sale in 2015. To make it even more exclusive, the model will only be offered to a select group of customers in the Middle East.
Spy shots of the vehicle have been seen previously, and the first official image has been released by the manufacturer. The teaser shot shows the model's left flank, and a sleek, low profile is clearly evident - with inspiration drawn from the brand's Rapide and the William Towns Lagonda design from 1976.
The new model will be based on Aston Martin's VH platform which currently supports all latest-generation models from the carmaker.
The sales strategy, which unconventionally invites motorists to purchase, is a result of “specific market demand". Pricing has not yet been announced and is anticipated to reflect the model's very exclusive status. Precise engine details are also unknown, but it is expected that a tuned version of the blistering 5.9-litre V12 - with over 565bhp - will be fitted under the bonnet. The rear wheels will drive the car with power sent via a six-speed automatic gearbox, and a top speed of around 200mph is likely with 0-60mph completed in approximately five seconds.
Although UK motorists will be lucky to get their hands on the returning Lagonda, the latest Vantage, DB9, Vanquish and Rapide are all waiting to be test driven. For your sample of uncompromising motorsport performance, contact Charles Hurst in Belfast and speak to our expert team.