Aston Martin has launched its new luxury saloon in Dubai, which will be locally known as Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf. The new saloon is based on the company’s flexible VH architecture and is inspired from the William Towns-designed Lagonda of 1976.
The new luxury vehicle is hand-built at the brand’s facility in Gaydon, Warwickshire, right in the building where the One-77 was built.
To recap, the car is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine that makes about 600 bhp transfered to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission that gets the luxury sedan to 100 km/h from a standstill in about 4.2 seconds.
More information about the new Lagonda Taraf is available in the press release below.
On 10 November 2014 Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer unveiled the stunning new Lagonda super saloon – the latest in a proud line of saloons revered worldwide as ‘the finest of fast cars’.
The finest of fast cars
Addressing an audience of media and VIP guests at the launch event in Dubai, Dr Palmer revealed that the Lagonda, will be known as the Lagonda Taraf in that market.
Based on the brand’s almost infinitely flexible VH architecture, the new saloon draws inspiration from the highly sought-after William Towns-designed Lagonda of 1976 and features many of the same cutting edge engineering techniques seen in modern Aston Martin sports cars such as the use of carbon fibre body panels.
It is hand-built by the finest craftsmen and women at Aston Martin’s manufacturing facilities in Gaydon, Warwickshire, in a dedicated building previously given over to the creation of the One-77 hypercar.