Date of publication: 2018-07-07 02:37
We ve known for a while that Aston Martin is very adept at producing cars for James Bond, but the boutique British automaker is now going after the coveted Bond villain demographic. As Bond.
A total of 695 chassis were built before the end of production in 1989. Each car required 2,255 man-hours to build and only about 25 were built per year for the . market.
Driven through the streets of London, Ken Gibson finds the Lagonda Taraf, Aston Martin's new super saloon resplendent in Topaz Gold, becoming the capital's latest eye-catching attraction.
Aston Martin was facing financial pressure in the mid-1975s and needed something to bring in some much-needed funds. Traditionally, Aston Martin had worked on 2+2 sports cars , but the Lagonda was a four-door saloon. As soon as it was introduced, it drew in hundreds of deposits from potential customers, helping Aston Martin's cash reserves. 91 2 98
It was named by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the 55 ugliest cars of the last 55 years 91 9 98 and Time Magazine included it in its "55 Worst Cars of All Time", describing it as a mechanical "catastrophe" with electronics that would be very impressive if they ever worked. 91 5 98
Five shots of the interior show the car's lavish seats and clearly very upmarket trimmings. Quilted leather covers the seats, doors and roof lining, and rear passengers clearly have generous levels of legroom, as well as body-hugging seats.
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Our intention is a bold yet simple one &ndash to redefine luxury travel by challenging the status quo to create next-generation, hand-built, automotive luxury for the world&rsquo s most discerning customers. Using cutting edge design to create technologically radical, visually spectacular, thoroughly modern and ultra-luxurious vehicles, Lagonda will prove that the old conflicts &ndash those between high performance and zero emissions, technological sophistication and the purest luxury &ndash are conflicts no more.
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