2017 Aston Martin Lagonda is a luxury 4-door sedan built by Aston Martin. The name is derived from the Lagonda brand Aston Martin bought in 1947 there were two separate versions, the original short-lived 1974 design based on the Aston Martin V8, and wedge-shaped styling introduced in 1976.
In 2014, Aston Martin confirms it will launch a new Lagonda Taraf called for the Middle East market, sold on an invitation-only basis. Aston Martin was facing financial pressure in the mid-1970s and to bring needed something in some much-needed funds. Traditionally, the Aston Martin worked on 2+2 sports car, but the Lagonda was a four-door sedan. Once it was established, it has in hundreds of deposits from potential customers, helping Aston Martin’s cash reserves.
2017 Aston Martin Lagonda Design
The car was designed by William Towns in an extreme interpretation of the classic 1970 “folded paper” style. It was as unconventional a design then as it is now. Motorists are fiercely divided on the car’s aesthetic value. The Lagonda combined styling with lush, club-like leather interior, and state-of-the-art equipment. Connected to a Chrysler three-speed “TorqueFlite” automatic gearbox his 4-cam V8 carbureted provide poor, often single-digit numbers miles per liter, slightly improved by changing fuel injection in the series 3.
Throughout the history of the brand, hand built Lagondas were among the most expensive saloons in the world. The only other “production” cars to its lofty price closer were the Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit / Silver Spur and Bentley Mulsanne. Lagonda was the 1st production car in the world to computer control and use a digital instrument panel, although the computers tend to many of the original cars are the failure. The development costs for electronics only on the Lagonda came to four times as much as the budget for the whole car.
The series 3 use cathode ray tubes for the instrumentation, which is still less reliable than light-emitting diode (LED) displays the original model’s evidence. It was named by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as one of the 50 ugliest cars of the past 50 years and Time magazine included in its “50 Worst Cars of All Time”, describing it as a mechanical “catastrophe” with electronics that are very impressive as would be they ever worked.
The series 4 was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1987 and has a significant facelift outside by the car’s original designer William Towns. sharp edges of the car’s rounded and eliminated the pop-up headlights, with a new arrangement of the three headlights on either side of the grille being the most obvious change, with the removal of the side swage line and the introduction of 16-inch wheels. With production of about one car per week, 105 Series produced 4 Lagonda.
The wedge-shaped Lagonda V8 saloon was introduced in 1976 at the London Motor Show and was a total contrast to the 1974 model, share little but the engine. Delivery of the Lagonda does not begin until 1979 Series 2 cars originally equipped with digital LED dashboards and touchpad control, but the innovative steering wheel controls and gas plasma display is abandoned in 1980. The Lagonda retail at £ 49,933 in 1980, significantly more than a Ferrari 400 or Maserati Kyalami, but less than a Rolls-Royce Corniche. The car started sales in the US in 1982 with minor changes to the front bumper and airdam.
|Engine||5.3 L 5,340 cc (326 cu in) DOHC V8, producing 280 bhp (209 kW; 284 PS) @ 5000 rpm and torque 302 lb·ft (409 N·m) @ 3000 rpm|
|Speed||143 mph (230 km/h) and acceleration to 60 mph in 8.8 seconds|
|Length||5,281 mm (207.9 in)|
|Wheelbase||2,916 mm (114.8 in)|
|Width||1,791 mm (70.5 in)|
|Height||1,302 mm (51.3 in)|
|Weight||2,023 kg (4,460 lb)|