Before Lagonda became known as Aston Martin's sedan sub-brand, it was its own car company. Acquired by Aston Martin shortly after WWII, the name was brought out and dusted off several times during Aston Martin's post-war history, but never so memorably as in the late 1970s when it was applied to a very futuristic and very angular sedan. Styled by William Towns (using a ruler, as the joke goes) the Aston Martin Lagonda wowed crowds at the 1976 London motor show, offering exterior skin sharp enough to deflect radar. The design easily made it one of the most divisive sedans of the decade, and also one of the most expensive, as the V8-engined sedan was well within Rolls-Royce price territory. But the Lagonda did not appear out of nowhere: years prior Aston Martin made a handful of four-door V8 models, in addition to four-door DBS models. They were the immediate predecessors of the 1976 Lagonda design, even though they were styled very closely to the models on which they were based. Aston … [Read more...] about Street-spotted: Aston Martin Lagonda
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This week, Aston Martin has confirmed details of its upcoming electric sedan, the Rapide E, that will be the brand's first battery electric model. Developed with Williams Advanced Engineering, the Rapide E will enter production next year, featuring twin electric motors producing 602 hp and 700 lb-ft of torque, with power provided by a 65-kWh battery sitting in place of the original V12 engine, its transmission and fuel tank.The battery will power two rear-mounted motors and will offer a range of "over 200 miles" on a full charge based on the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) standard.The automaker says this will still be an Aston Martin when it comes to performance (if not range), being able to sprint from 0-60 in less than four seconds, and from 50-70 mph in 1.5 seconds."It’s important to stress that these figures are not restricted to a narrow window only when the batteries are fully charged," the automaker notes. "Instead, the target is for maximum … [Read more...] about Aston Martin Rapide E: Here’s what to expect
Lagonda has played different roles within Aston Martin over the decades, ever since the once-standalone British marque was folded into its parent company. Half a century ago, Lagonda was an occasional, low-volume sedan sub-brand within Aston Martin, one which David Brown had a hard time convincing even his personal friends to buy. The Lagonda that we remember best is the angular William Towns sedan of the 1970s, with bodywork sharp enough to give you a paper cut, and with "Star Trek: The Motion Picture"-style controls that rarely worked. Lagonda's most recent reappearance was in the form ofa very long and and very expensive sedan called the Taraf that gave a nod to the now-classic William Towns design.Thanks to increased interest in electric cars, Lagonda may finally prove to be more than just an occasional four-door flagship with a polarizing design. At the Geneva auto show, Aston Martin took the wraps off the Lagonda Vision Concept, previewing an electric luxury car range that could … [Read more...] about Aston Martin Lagonda sub-brand plans to electrify luxury
Aston Martin is reviving the Lagonda marque once again -- it does so once or twice every decade with a concept or production car -- and the next concept is headed to the Geneva motor show in a matter of weeks. As this is 2019, the Lagonda concept will be an SUV.Dubbed the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept the model is expected to be battery-electric, given the fact that the latest rebirth of Lagonda transformed the sub-brand into Aston Martin's all-electric division. Aston Martin intends to put the concept that we will see in Geneva into production -- the first of several models planned -- including one that was previewed in Geneva last year and was decidedly not an SUV. (It's still hard to categorize it).The electric SUV will go into production in 2021 and will be followed by a sedan in 2022, as Aston Martin has previously hinted. Last year, the automaker also said that it intends to make the SUV a genuine rival to the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, which we understood to be a rival more in price … [Read more...] about Aston Martin will reveal Lagonda electric SUV concept in Geneva
Nice Price Or Crack Pipe Is this used car a good deal? You decide! If your New Year’s resolutions include treating yourself to the swank life then have a look at our first Nice Price or Crack Pipe contender of 2019, an Aston Martin Rapide. Will its price however, demand too much bread to join that upper crust? Man, 2018 is so last year. I mean, do you even remember what went on back then? I sure don’t. Fortunately, the Internet is a repository of all our hopes and dreams, successes and narrow misses, and of course, abject failures. The latter was most certainly represented by Monday’s custom 2017 Infiniti QX70 ‘Renegade Edition’ which, asking a not insubstantial $49,500 for its bad self, took home a staggering 91 percent Crack Pipe loss. That big bomb was pretty much reflective of 2018 in general. Let’s hope 2019 turns out to be better, and what better way down that path than in one of the sexiest four door sedans known to man. Now, Aston Martin … [Read more...] about Could a $59,900 Price Have You Rushing to Buy This 2010 Aston Martin Rapide?