Aston Martin officially announced the 2015 Lagonda super saloon last month and told us that it will be offered exclusively in the Middle East due to the market demand. Based on the flexible VH architecture and inspired by the iconic 1976 Lagonda, the new vehicle will be powered by the same 6.0-liter V12 engine used by the Rapide S.
We don’t know the output delivered on the Lagonda, but we do know that on the Rapide S, the engine generates 552 bhp and 630 Nm (465 lb-ft) of torque. We also expect the new vehicle to be quick because the Rapide S accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds (0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds), while top speed is in excess of 200 mph or 320 km/h.
Aston Martin is expected to use the same Touchtronic III eight-speed automatic gearbox in order to make it more fuel-efficient. In addition, power will be sent to the rear wheels.
According to the British company, the Lagonda will feature carbon fiber panels and will be hand-built at its plant in Gaydon, same place where it built the One-77 supercar.
Today, Oman Air released the first photos with a production version of the Aston Martin Lagonda, which was sent to the Middle East for hot weather testing. As we said, Aston Martin will offer the Lagonda exclusively in the Middle East and according to some sources, it will be available to customers on an invitation-only basis. [source: WorldCarFans.com]