Only a select few will be able to put an Aston Martin Lagonda in their garages, but everyone can admire the carmaker’s “super sedan.”
First revealed back in July, the Lagonda picks off where the relentlessly angular 1976 four-door left off, and combines the rarity of Aston’s One-77 supercar with a package that’s more likely to be cross shopped with a Rolls-Royce than a Ferrari.
The styling seems to include a bit of both. The Lagonda is much sleeker than the average sedan, but still has an upright greenhouse that’s shunted toward the back of the chassis.
The front end is unlike that of any current Aston Martin, with a large, grinning grille and headlights that appear to bleed into it.
In fact, the only things that really tie the Lagonda to other Astons are the side vents and winged badge, and even there, the word “Lagonda” replaces “Aston Martin.”
That’s appropriate, as Lagonda started out as a separate carmaker before being purchased by Aston in 1947. To some Aston aficionados, it’s still a separate brand, not a nameplate for individual models.
The four-seat interior should prove as luxurious as one would expect from a car with the Lagonda’s pedigree.
The dashboard borrows some of its design from other Aston models, while the elaborately-quilted leather seats look like they made from the skin of alien reptile.
While Aston has given the world a good look at its most audacious car yet, what’s underneath the skin is a bit of a mystery.
The Lagonda is based on the VH architecture that underpins all of Aston’s current models, and it’s powered by a V12 engine, but no other technical information has been made public.
Aston is also refraining from revealing the price and the number of Lagondas it plans to build. What is know is that the car will only be available in the Middle East and, even there, only be invitation.