2016 Aston Martin Lagonda Super Sedan Review

The Aston Martin Lagonda was known as an super-expensive sedan which was built by hand, now the 2016 Aston Martin Lagonda Super Sedan is going to revive the brand and set a new standard among luxury sedan market. The upcoming luxury sedan concept was first released to the public five years ago. The production form of the new Lagonda has been recognized since the company has spread teaser images, causing buzz in Aston Martin enthusiasts.

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The British automaker has just confirmed “strictly limited series production” of a new Lagonda saloon, previewed by the two teaser images you see here. The super sedan will be built in the same facility that previously produced the One-77 supercar at the Aston Martin factory in Gaydon and will be available in strictly limited quantities by invitation to select customers exclusively in the Middle East.

Oddly enough, that concept had nothing to do with the four-door grand tourer, but rather a sporty SUV proclaimed to be a more luxurious alternative to the popular Porsche Cayenne . Rumors about a production version went back and forth with no relevant outcome, although the consensus was the vehicle might arrive in 2016.

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But now we have to put the Lagonda SUV behind us, because it appears Aston Martin is actually planning to revive the iconic nameplate for a brand new sedan. Such a vehicle was spotted testing in the United Kingdom covered in camouflage. Our friends over at Autoblog think the Brits will slap a Lagonda badge on its trunk.

Details are scarce right now, but it’s safe to assume the four-door will be based on the Rapide S and ride on a stretched version of its wheelbase. Power is likely to come from the same 6.0-liter V-12 engine that delivers 558 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque.

Exterior

Though we have images of the new Lagonda, the exact details on the exterior are still unknown. From the images that Aston released, you can see that the Lagonda carries distinct Aston Martin design elements, including its signature grille and the ridges on the hood. The headlights seem to stray from the traditional Aston style and the lower lip on the bumper adds a touch of sportiness to the luxo-sedan.

2016 aston martin lagonda exterior

On the front fenders the Aston Martin signatures continue with heat extractors that feature the staple Aston strikethrough. Down the sides, the Lagonda’s doors have flush door handles and plenty of shimmering chrome surrounding the side windows.

Around back Aston’s newest sedan gains a slick spoiler that looks quite similar to those on the automaker’s sports cars. The Aston signatures continue with the chrome appliqué that strikes through the taillights. The exhaust outlets and insert on the lower part of the rear bumper also are reminiscent of Aston’s sports cars.

Altogether, Aston Martin did a rather spectacular job at creating a luxurious sedan that also carries plenty of the automaker’s signature cues, while creating its own identity.

Interior

Significantly, these photos finally show most of the Lagonda’s decadent interior, which appears to borrow heavily from the Rapide, for better or worse. Like the Rapide S, a large transmission tunnel separates the left- and right-side seats, which all have fixed headrests. The dashboard looks the same, dull steering wheel, flip-up navigation screen, and all. An elaborate diamond quilting pattern covers all four seats, and we wouldn’t doubt it if the leather was coated with pure gold. It sure looks that way.

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The 2+2 setup of this saloon shows off the sporting DNA of this model, while the acres of leather and metal surround you in pure luxury. Unfortunately, Aston Martin only tossed us these images and left any details out, so all we can do is look and speculate.

Powertrain

Aston Martin has revealed precious few technical details of the new project, but the design clearly pays tribute to the iconically wedge-shaped 1976 Aston Martin Lagonda sedan designed by William Towns, with elements from the recent Zagato-designed Centennial editions evident as well. It will be based on Aston’s ubiquitous VH platform that underpins just about everything it currently makes, and given the proliferation of the company’s long-serving 6.0-liter V12 engine, we figure it’s safe to say that’ll provide the motivation as well, with at least the same 565-horsepower output as the Vanquish and the new V12 Vantage S Roadster, if not more.

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Price and Release Date

The 2016 Aston Martin Lagonda Super Sedan is going to be produced in limited numbers, so we can expect that this sedan is truly a high level of luxurious. Expect to see it on the market somewhere in 2015. The super luxury sedan will ONLY be offered in Middle Eastern market, while a few invited buyers outside Middle East will have a chance to have this super expensive sedan as well. The revived Lagonda Sedan is expected to tagged with the price of more than $500k, that’s a lot of money of course.

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