After recently announcing imminent plans to also offer the exclusive Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf in select European markets and South Africa, the bespoke sedan made a spectacular appearance during the 2015 edition of the Geneva Motor Show.
The dashing flagship sedan has been described by the company as “the finest of the fast cars” and Aston Martin has already offered the model in the Middle East since the end of last year. Now the company has decided it was time to expand the market reach of the model towards Continental Europe, United Kingdom and South Africa – engineering the top of the line sedan to be driven on the left or right side of the road. The model has retained its production limit of just 200 units to ensure exclusivity and sits on the brand’s flexible VH architecture – the design is reminiscent of the “highly sought-after William Towns-designed Lagonda of 1976”. Naturally, only the “finest craftsmen and women” at Aston Martin’s production facilities in Gaydon, Warwickshire will take charge of the hand build procedure. As a fun fact, they will use the same facilities that other craftsmen used recently to produce the One-77 hypercar.
The Lagonda return is also only the latest in a series of bespoke projects at Aston Martin, which featured the aforementioned One-77, the V12 Zagato, the CC100 Speedster Concept or the extremely new Aston Martin Vulcan supercar and Vantage GT3 special edition. Only clients of Aston Martin’s VIP sales program will be eligible for the Lagonda, a saloon that has under the hood a 6.0-litre V12 and one that can also go through the popular Q by Aston Martin bespoke service. Power output sits at 550 bhp (410 kW) and the Lagonda Taraf is capable of hitting a top speed of 175 mph (281 km/h).