New Aston Martin Lagonda Design Secrets Revealed

It’s been captured in spy shots, shown officially in the shadows, outted as air freight and seen hot weather testing – but now we finally have proper production spec images of the new Aston Martin Lagonda saloon.

How big is the 2015 Aston Martin Lagonda saloon?

Despite the pictures, exact details of the new car remain a closely guarded secret – but we can confirm that the Lagonda is over 5.4m long with an extra 300mm in the wheelbase compared to the Rapide. This and the more generous headroom of the bodystyling means the Lagonda offers as much rear space as a stretched Rolls-Royce Ghost or Mercedes S-Class.

What is the 2015 Aston Martin Lagonda saloon made from and how fast is it?

The Lagonda is based on Aston’s familiar aluminium VH architecture, while the bodywork is entirely carbonfibre – a unique feature for a saloon car, and surely a key selling point of the car. The lightweight material should help make it both fast and surprisingly nimble.

Aston’s 5.9-litre V12 could be pushing 600bhp in this application; we’re told the hot weather test team have seen speeds of 175mph, and that’s before proper performance validation has begun.

How much is the 2015 Aston Martin Lagonda saloon?

The Lagonda’s price remains a mystery – that it’s being built by Aston’s ‘Q branch’, the same department responsible for the £1m One-77, is, however, probably something of a clue. As is the presence of solid gold switchgear and badges on the options list…

Source: www.carmagazine.co.uk

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