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2012 Aston Martin Lagonda concept
Aston execs have said since the summer that they were planning on relaunching the Lagonda brand to enter into the luxury sedan market. Their interest was getting a production model on the road by 2012.

Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez released a statement in September, saying, "Lagonda will have its own niche with luxurious and truly versatile products suitable for both existing and emerging markets".
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2009 Aston Martin Lagonda concept

Lagonda: Revival of a Luxury Brand

Lagonda 2009


The LAGONDA CONCEPT celebrates 100 years of car production under the Lagonda brand, a stunning contemporary evolution of this evocative name.

The modern Lagonda marries functionalism with luxury, through organic forms, rich materials and complex surfaces. The car is based on an advanced platform that is tailored to accommodate a broad range of future powertrains, including flexfuel, low emission diesel and hybrid systems.

The LAGONDA CONCEPT is a four-seat international tourer, an avant-garde luxury car that draws inspiration from the brand's illustrious past as well as the visual language of speedboat design, the spacious individualist environment of the upper class cabin and the bespoke feel of contemporary modern furniture. Inside, the four generous seats are divided into a two zones, front and rear. The result is a relaxed, rich environment that envelops you in warm, tactile materials.

Marek Reichman, Aston Martin's Director of Design, describes the LAGONDA CONCEPT's design language as a fusion of fluid shapes mixed with hard, constructed lines. This organic, emotional approach eschews upright surfaces in favour of broad, flowing bodywork around the spacious passenger cabin.

The clear delineation between cabin, shoulder and flank is strongly reminiscent of the powerful and evocative lines of the 1930s era Lagondas, in particular the V12-engined version of the LG6. Viewed from the front of the concept, the deep, strong grille also evokes the presence and frontage of the cars from the inter-war era. The bold character lines that run along the sculpted flanks to the rear ensure the concept is planted firmly on the road. The large 22" wheels and cut-away bodywork offer exceptional ground clearance, while the concept's V12 engine delivers power through all four wheels.

A modern automotive brand must have strong core values and a broad range of abilities. The modern Lagonda will be the pre-eminent long-distance automobile, a vehicle that combines cosseting luxury with extreme functionality and technological innovation.

The Lagonda name has been an integral part of the Aston Martin story since 1947. The LAGONDA CONCEPT illustrates how the brand will once again stand together with Aston Martin as the perfect complement to modern performance. A Lagonda stands for functional elegance, performance, simplicity and comfort.

"Lagonda will create a new kind of customer relationship, instilling the spirit of travel, adventure and style into a single, formidable package," says Dr Ulrich Bez. "An Aston Martin demands to be driven. A Lagonda demands a destination."
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Aston Martin Lagonda forges ahead
British brand plan a triumphant return for the Lagonda - as a Rapide-based limousine with 500bhp+.

Ditching plans for the controversial crossover entirely, it is instead readying what many considered the most logical option in the first place – a long, low and luscious limo.

Based on the Rapide, it will feature a stretched version of that car’s ‘VH architecture’ aluminium bonded chassis, providing ample legroom for rear-seat passengers to lounge around in.

As well as offering a flagship in the line-up, it will also give buyers put off by the Rapide’s relatively compact rear seat area a truly spacious luxury car.

We’ve produced these striking illustrations to show you how it will look. As you can see, cues such as the vast chrome grille and narrow headlights have been carried over from the Geneva concept. But they are fused with an elegant Maserati-style body with a long bonnet, sharply cut lines and small side glass areas to emphasise its muscular proportions.

Although the project is very much in its infancy, the new Lagonda is set to use a modified version of the Rapide’s 6.0-litre V12 engine, producing in excess of 500bhp. As well as being more powerful than its smaller brother, the engine will be tuned to produce additional torque. It will deliver a 0-60mph time of less than five seconds and a 190mph top speed.

As for the driving experience, an Aston Martin spokesman has previously told Auto Express: “Lagonda will have separate character. It will offer driver enjoyment – but the idea is to put all four occupants in a state of luxury.

It will be very comfortable indeed.” So as well as a sporty drive, there will be a super-soft ride – achieved with Aston’s own adaptive damping system – and a luxurious cabin with two sumptuous rear leather seats. Machined metal trims and the latest gadgets will also feature.

With increasing pressure on supercar manufacturers to reduce emissions, a mild hybrid system with stop-start and regenerative braking is also likely. Expect the Lagonda to appear in 2014.
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lol thats the worst rendering. Its just a mash of bentley, audi and maserati.
At least they are ditching the suv thing
 

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