2016 Aston Martin Lagonda
The limited-production Lagonda sedan will be sold exclusively sold in the Middle East, hence the brutal high-temperature evaluations, but more important than the four-door’s (admittedly) expected hot-air gauntlet is that Aston Martin has finally released its own photos of it. As for the look of the car itself, there is little we see here that Oman Air didn’t already give away: the front end wears a stern expression, with a broad, horizontal grille and simple LED headlamp details. The profile—especially the squared-off C-pillar—is quite formal, and the long, flat hood exudes an air of power and grace. The Lagonda’s hood’s air extractors are located in more or less the same locations as are those on the 577-hp Rapide S, leading us to believe that it is powered by a similar V-12 engine. Given the Lagonda’s loftier position, however, we’d expect it will get a bit more power. We can also see that, like all recent Astons, all four of the Lagonda’s doors open out and up a slight, curb-clearing angle.