Aston Martin-Lagonda 197602
Aston Martin Lagonda
Aston Martin
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Production 1976 - 1989
645 units
Class Ultra-Luxury
Body Style 4-door, 5-seat Sedan
Length 17'4" (5283 mm)
Width 5'12" (1816 mm)
Height 4'4" (1302 mm)
Wheelbase 9'6" (2916 mm)
Weight 4622 lb (2097 kg)
Transmission 3 speed Automatic
Engine 5.3 litre (5340 cc/325 in³) DOHC V8
Power 280 hp @ 5000 rpm
360 lb-ft of torque @ 3000 rpm
Similar Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit
Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
Bentley Mulsanne
Maserati Quattroporte
Designer William Towns
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Aston Martin Lagonda Interior

The Aston Martin Lagonda was a luxury four-door sedan (saloon) built by Aston Martin of Newport Pagnell, England, between 1976 and 1989. 645 examples of this model were produced and the average selling price was £150,000.

Aston Martin was about to go out of business in the mid-1970s and needed something to bring in some much-needed funds. Traditionally, Aston Martin had worked on 2+2 sports cars, but the Lagonda — the model being named after a grand sporting marque — was a four-door saloon with a brand new V8 engine. As soon as it was introduced, it drew in hundreds of deposits from potential customers, helping Aston Martin's cash reserves.

The car was designed by William Towns in an extreme interpretation of the classic 1970s "folded paper" style. It was as unconventional a design then as it is now. Car enthusiasts are fiercely divided on the car's aesthetic value.

Throughout the history of the marque, these hand-built Lagondas were amongst the most expensive saloons in the world. The only other "production" cars to approach its lofty price tag were the Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit/Silver Spur, Bentley Mulsanne, and Maserati Quattroporte.

A number of "series" were produced during the lifetime of the model, including a facelift in the 1980s which attempted to round off the car's razor-like lines and removed the troublesome pop-up headlights, which had proved unreliable.

The Lagonda was the first production car in the world to use computer management and a digital instrument panel, although the computers in many of the original cars are failure-prone. The development cost for the electronics alone on the Lagonda came to 4 times as much as the budget for the whole car. The second series used cathode ray tubes for the instrumentation, which proved even less reliable than the original model's LED display.

The Lagonda's striking design and opulent, club-like leather interior, together with its then-state-of-the-art instrumentation, contrasted starkly with its decidedly "old world" 4-cam V-8 carbureted engine and Chrysler 3-speed "TorqueFlite" automatic transmission; the latter two combining to provide a poor, often single-digit miles-per-gallon rating.

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The Lagonda was an underdeveloped car and many electrics are really problematic. The problems include a breakdown of units of the dashboard, the headlights stop popping up but worst of all, the floorpan rusted in an instant.


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Prodrive Ltd.

Prodrive | Aston Martin | Lagonda | Tickford | Glenn Seton Racing | Aston Martin Racing

Current Models: Vantage · Vantage Volante · DB11 · DBX · DBS Superleggera · Valkyrie

Historic cars: DB1 · DB2 · DB3 · DB2/4 · DB Mark III · DB4 · DB4 GT Zagato · DB5 · DB6 · DBS (1967) · V8 · DB7 · V12 Vantage · DB7 Zagato · DB AR1 · Lagonda · Lagonda Rapide · Virage · Vanquish · DB9 · DBS · V8 Vantage · One-77 · Rapide · Cygnet · V12 Zagato

Racing/Competition: DB3 · DBSS · DBR1 · DBR2 · DBR3 · DBR4 · DBR5 · DP212 · DP214 · DP215 · Nimrod · AMR1 · DBR9 · DBRS9 · Rally GT · Vantage GT2 · Vantage GT4 · B09/60 ·AMR-One · Rapide 24h Nurburgring · Vantage GTE (2018) · AMR21 · AMR22

Concept cars: AM4 · Jet · Bulldog · Jet 2 · Lagonda Vignale · Vanquish Zagato Roadster · 20/20 · AMV8 Vantage · Rapide Concept · V12 Vantage RS Concept · Cygnet Concept

David Brown · David Richards · Ford

Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford Corporate website A brand of Prodrive Ltd.

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Prodrive Ltd.

Prodrive | Aston Martin | Lagonda | Tickford | Glenn Seton Racing | Aston Martin Racing


Rapide · Rapier · 3-Litre · 2.6-Litre


Lagonda Concept

Aston Martin Lagonda

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