Sunday, November 18, 2012

Aston Martin Lagonda - 1985

ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA ​​....




We all know the venerable English firm " Aston Martin "which begins its automotive business in the twenties in the hands of its founder" Lionel Martin. " But after financial problems and the takeover by "David Brown" is from the 50s and the first model DB1 (the initials of David Brown) that the mark " Aston Martin "will produce a long series of models that enviable will make his fame. There was a time when Aston Martin was the economic headlines with his multiple bankruptcies and in the 70s, it had become even incredible. This explains the chaotic development of a draft sedan because at the beginning, the company was limited to two doors add to the V8 model. But the project was soon consigned to oblivion, oil and financial crisis are hardly conducive to this kind of fantasy. In 1975, " Aston Martin "is taken over by a consortium that decides to invest in a new sedan and this time, no question of adding two doors to the existing cut, you need a completely new car ....



The first prototype of the amazing Aston Martin Lagonda in 1969. It was designed by William Towns, author of the DBS, which drew together two versions of the same car, the DBS coupe and sedan Lagonda in wheelbase. The car, which is powered a prototype version of the 5.3 liter future, not experience immediate aftermath and will be used personally by David Brown. Indeed, Lagonda will be marketed only five years later and it is only fair London's Earls Court in 1974 that the car will be exhibited for the first time in public. Unfortunately, the period with the oil crisis and economic hardship is not favorable to launch a super sedan can travel at 250 km / h and proposed a very high rate, so that only seven cars will be built. The unusual Aston Martin Lagonda Series 2 appears in October 1976. Aesthetically, it was completely renewed but it is also designed by William Towns. The new version boasts the characteristic style of the 70s, the "edge design" angular wish. Retractable headlights allow the design of the front blade knife ....



The style of the incredible Aston Martin Lagonda Series 2 has totally changed and claims forms very square. Between presentation and marketing in 1976, two years were necessary to ensure the development, most of the developmental delay is to bring to account the electronics very advanced for the time. It was the most expensive car in the world and therefore this sumptuous sedan attracts the customers in the Middle East, including the princes of Saudi Arabia. But ultimately, the production will not start until 1978, the time of the many reliable electronic equipment which is equipped Lagonda (seats including memory). Lagonda sedan shocked the traditional clientele with its line corners, cut with an ax. But this festival was nothing straight lines facing the passenger as English engineers had invested heavily in the cockpit, especially in electronics. Result, customers had frankly impression of being in control of a spaceship straight out of a science fiction movie. Surprising, amazing, confusing, but unfortunately, the reliability was tested primarily by customers, they often find themselves frustrated at the whim of the instrumentation of the amazing Aston Martin Lagonda ....



The sultry Aston Martin Lagonda was meant to equivalent Bentley and Rolls. The price was also aligned with the latter, but with a more sporty philosophy, however. The evolution of the model will give birth to the 3 Series injection and the new Series 4 face lift body. 645 copies will be built until production ceased in late 1989, with a total of 6 different versions (3 in series 2, 2 in series 3, series 4 having a known version). Initiated in 1975, the Lagonda remained in the catalog for 15 years, until 1990! A nice career, which may seem ridiculous, but for a vehicle of this kind, it is a beautiful performance. Especially when we know the early misadventures. Stylistic trends remain fairly minor, some familiar rounded body in the 80s. As for the interior, the folklore of early calmed down later with a more classical. Finally, the mechanics will wolverine carburetor injection more efficient. Nowadays, the very unusual Aston Martin Lagonda has become a model Classic Vintage quite sought after by collectors, but it speaks to a certain elite, amateur shifted luxury, sportiness and wanting to stand out from the all-car .. ..



In terms of mechanics, the amazing Aston Martin Lagonda , engineers have placed a V8 coupe Aston Martin again, nothing less. While the engine has been reworked a bit, but with a displacement of 5.3 liters, four camshafts head and a sequential electronic fuel injection Weber-Marelli, there are enough things to do and the power is around 305 horsepower. Subject to emission standards, the car is less greedy and more "clean". The automatic transmission was considered mild, but very reactive because only three reports were in the program but the colossal power of the V8 does the rest. The different versions were able to achieve a respectable top speed of 250 km / h. You will all understand, even today, the odds in the incredible collection of Aston Martin Lagonda remains relatively high and it takes approximately € 50,000 for a copy correct, or a lot, but so much more to a copy state perfect ....



Specifications:
  • Engine: V8
  • Capacity: 5.3 L
  • Power: 305 hp
  • Speed: 250 km / h 
 


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