Aston Martin New Lagonda Prototype comes live for the first time

Tuesday 09 September 2014, 11:54 AM by

Aston Martin, the well known British car maker, seems all prepared to revive its flagship Lagonda sedan, which is a part of the company’s heritage from 1970s. The auto maker is working really hard in the development of a new super sedan, with development being started from early 2014. Sources close to the development process have hinted that the British auto maker has already started the testing of new Lagonda, which happens to be a four-door super sedan, in the Oman deserts.

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Aston Martin New Lagonda Prototype comes live for the first time

It is being said that the first prototype of Lagonda is tested as a part of the 4-week testing cycle in the area of Middle East, while clocking around 800 km every day on the trip metre. From the total 22500 km, the model has already covered over 8000 km in different weather condition, ranging from 30-degree Celsius to 50-degree Celsius. Interestingly, the company officials have also said that the prototype is done with black paint job so that the model can be grilled under the sun. This also include the long duration of heat soaking test, which brings the top surface temperature in the cabin, with temperature raising up to 175-degrees.

It must be noted that very few information about the new Lagonda has been revealed by the company, except its exteriors. Suggestions are rife that the car will be designed on the VH platform, which also underpins the four-door sedan Rapide in the line-up of Aston Martin. Coming to the technical specifications of the new Lagonda, Aston Martin is likely to incorporate a 5.9-litre V12 engine, sourced from the Rapide S, which will pump out a maximum power of 555 bhp, along with a highest torque of 630 Nm. Sources have also hinted that the auto maker might source turbo V8 engine from AMG to fit under the hood of upcoming Lagonda.

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