Aston Martin has announced the new Lagonda super saloon will be made available, in strictly limited numbers, to more customers around the world.
The company says it will now accept orders for the luxury car from prospective owners in more major markets, including continental Europe, the UK and South Africa, with the car re-engineered to be available in either left or right-hand drive.
Initially available only to buyers in the Middle East, where it was launched in Dubai late last year, the Lagonda Taraf is being built in a strictly limited small series of no more than 200 cars.
The return of Lagonda follows in the wake of other bespoke special projects by Aston Martin such as the creation of the extreme Aston Martin Vulcan supercar, Vantage GT3 special edition, One-77, V12 Zagato and the CC100 Speedster Concept.
CEO, Dr Andy Palmer said: “Aside from its confident style, many buyers will also recognise this Lagonda Taraf as a piece of automotive history, following in the tracks of its distinguished predecessor the William Towns Lagonda.”
Based on the brand’s VH architecture, the saloon draws inspiration from the William Towns-designed Lagonda of 1976 and features many of the same engineering techniques seen in modern Aston Martin sports cars, such as the use of carbon-fibre body panels.
The 6.0-litre V12-engined car is hand-built at Aston Martin’s manufacturing facilities in Gaydon, Warwickshire, in a dedicated building previously given over to the creation of the One-77 supercar.
Source: Aston Martin