Derived from the AM V8, the Lagonda is a car produced from 1976 to 1989, much loved but also much hated by many for its counter-trend style: The Lagonda is 5,3 meters long and weighs over 2000 kilograms, nose and rear are very wide and thin. As a result, the headlights and grilles are also tiny, and the trunk isn’t huge. It was very difficult to design such a square shape, and the engineers opted for a body made entirely of aluminum. The workhorse of the Lagonda is the high-level technological instrumentation: In addition to interesting but traditional features for the cars of the time such as air conditioning, there are some really ahead of its time, like the integrated TV! And the interiors have a look similar to that of a spaceship… whether they are ugly or not, their originality is to be appreciated. However, there are many problems related to technologies and others more trivial, such as the floor that rusts easily. Despite the various criticisms, this first generation achieves good commercial results, and a successor is therefore introduced that follows the same philosophy in 1984. I think the Lagonda was a very interesting and innovative experiment, but not suitable to be sold in mass.
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🏎 Aston Martin Lagonda
πŸ“ United Kingdom
πŸ›  5.3 293HP
πŸ’¨ 8,8 seconds
πŸ” 230km/h
πŸ’Ά No longer on sale
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