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After originally debuting in the Middle Eastern market, Aston Martin
brings the Lagonda Taraf super saloon the the US at the Pebble Beach
Concours d'Elegance in Monterey, Calif.
Like the historic model of the same name, the Lagonda is a four-door sedan that features a low, angular design.
Aston is limiting Lagonda production to just 200 examples. 30 to 40 have already been sold and delivered to buyers.
Under the hood sleeps a 6.0-liter V-12 engine that's good for 537 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque.
The 8-speed automatic transmission sits transaxle between the rear wheels. The gearbox mates with the engine via a carbon fiber propshaft
The upright greenhouse and steeply sloped A-pillar echo the proportions of the historic Lagonda built in the 1970s and 80s.
The rear end is pure, modern Aston Martin design with narrow LED rear indicators.
However, the front end is like no other current Aston model. The headlamps flow into the grille, rather than sitting above it, and use an angular design.
The Lagonda is a bespoke vehicle; its 200 buyers can specify and customize it any way they choose when ordering.
Top speed is in excess of 195 mph and 0-60 mph happens in just 4.4 seconds.
Dashboard tech is familiar to the rest of Aston's stable.
The rear seats are individual buckets separated by a rear console that integrates a bottle chiller.
Aston relents that its buyers will likely spend more time being driven than behind the wheel.
Being a bespoke vehicle, buyers can specify what materials, colors, and even precious metals be used in the interior.
Audio is provided by a 1,000-watt Bang & Olufsen surround system.
Rear seat passengers can take advantage of a rear seat entertainment system that connects a pair of mountable iPad Minis to the web via a wireless hub hidden in the trunk. Up to 10 devices can be connected to the hub.
The rear seats are individual buckets separated by a rear console that integrates a climate and audio controls for the chauffeured.
Pricing for the bespoke and limited-edition Lagonda is in the "if you have to ask, you can't afford it" range.