What the heck?

Aston Martin Lagonda Series 1, where have you been all this time? You look incredible!

If there was ever a way of making a Rapide owner instantly feel inadequate, this would be it.

About the car:

1974-1976 ASTON MARTIN Lagonda

Overview
In 1974, the elegant William Towns styled DBS was given 4 doors and a slightly longer wheelbase, creating the Aston Martin Lagonda. Another difference was the far-from-attractive Lagonda style grille. This was the first car since the 1961 Rapide to wear the Lagonda badge, but it was not a success. This can be blamed on the 1974 oil crisis, which seriously limited the appeal of any V8 powered super saloon, let alone one that would rarely see MPG in the double figures. During the two years of production, only seven were sold.

Production: 7
Price at launch: £14,040

Performance
0-60mph: 6.2secs
Top speed: 149mph
Power: 280bhp
Torque: 301lb/ft

Engine
Configuration: V8
Aspiration: normal
Fuel: petrol
Fuel delivery: carburettor

Chassis
Suspension Front: Independent, coil springs
Suspension Rear: De Dion, coil springs
Drivetrain: front-engine RWD
Steering: rack and pinion
Bodyframe: metal monocoque
Transmission: Five-speed manual/Automatic

Dimensions
Length: 4928mm
Wheelbase: 2910mm
Width: 1829mm
Height: 1323mm
Weight: 2000kgs

(source)

Hat tip to Yan!

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~ by motoringconbrio on July 11, 2012.

7 Responses to “What the heck?”

  1. That’s lovely. A worthy rival to the first-gen Quattroporte, even if it came out a few years later. As noted, the grille is overdone, as are the foglights, but overall…very nice!

  2. Fantastic. I think the grill is rather neat.

  3. wow. Never seen that before. Very striking car!

  4. the front grille is bmwesque.

  5. Wow.
    Foglights suit the era I guess.
    7? 7!
    They’ve come a long way.

  6. More pictures:

    http://www.autowp.ru/aston_martin/lagonda/car23991/pictures/

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