Following the purchase of Aston Martin by a group of enthusiastic businessmen in 1975, the decision was taken to introduce a startling new product to show that the company was alive and innovating furiously. Aston Martin took a huge leap into the future and designed the futuristic 'cutting-edge' four-door Lagonda.
As well as its aerodynamic wedge shape, the Lagonda was yet more remarkable for its unique electronic instrumentation and switchgear. The reborn Lagonda was a marvel of technology: the problem was that it was ahead of its time, and took a further two years from launch to eliminate the majority of electronic issues.
Still digital, the dashboard instrumentation on the last Series 4 Lagondas was lit by vacuum fluorescent displays
The Series 4 Lagonda had more rounded contours, a deep chin spoiler and six headlamps
EngineDOHC v8, 5340 cc, 280 bhp @ 5000 rpm, 360 lbs-ft @ 3000 rpm
SuspensionFront: Telescopic shock absorbers and anti roll bar
Rear: Self levelling coil spring and shock absorber units
Brakes: Front and rear ventilated discs
Dimensions5283 x 1816 x 1302 mm
Top Speed148 mph
0 - 60 mph7.9 sec