We recall that Aston Martin introduced the Lagonda super saloon last year specifically for Middle Eastern markets. Now, we get news that customers wanting the Lagonda outside the Middle East can finally get their hands on one albeit with a slightly different name – Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf. The hyper sedan will soon be seen on the roads of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine; it can also be re-engineered to be a left- or a right-hand drive model.
The car is based on the brand’s VH (Vertical Horizontal) architecture. The super saloon is heavily based on the 1976 Lagonda but makes use of carbon fibre body panels in generous quantities. Not many details have been revealed but, what is there for sure is that, the car will be powered by a 6.0-litre V12 capable of generating power upwards of 560 bhp.
Andy Palmer, CEO, Aston Martin says, “Opening up the Lagonda Taraf to an increased number of customers around the world was a high priority for me as soon as I joined Aston Martin late last year. I wanted to be able to offer this exceptional saloon to the potential owners from around the globe who have been enquiring about it, and I’m very happy that we have been able to expand the Lagonda proposition”.
Prices have not been announced owing to the high levels of customization that will vary the asking price to a large extent from model to model. Launch date too has not been disclosed. Only 200 examples will be made and follows other bespoke projects from the UK-based manufacturer such as the Vulcan supercar, Vantage GT3 special edition, One-77 and V12 Zagato.