Paris classic meets British finesse – the Aston Martin Lagonda image

One of the users of Autogespot has snatched a few live pictures with the rare and exclusive Aston Martin Lagonda limousine while cruising the streets of Paris.

The British ultra-luxury sports car manufacturer is one of the last Mohicans – meaning one of the few auto companies without backing of a major automotive group – and as such it is struggling to survive almost on a daily basis. But since they’re a proud and heritage rich company, they have no problem delivering spectacular one-offs (One-77) or exquisite and extremely rare models – as the Lagonda we have here in these pictures. The carmaker decided to rekindle the “Lagonda” nameplate – which is historically famous – for an exquisite production model that was introduced last year. The ultra-luxury sedan sitting above the Rapide four door has been tipped as a key selling point in far away corners of the Earth (Middle East especially) due to its starting price of close to $1 million (£696,000 in UK) and massive size – the length is of more than 212.5 inches (five meters).

While using a bespoke design that has little in common with the rest of the Gaydon model range, the Lagonda still uses the company’s familiar VH platform and naturally-aspirated 559-hp 5.9-liter V12 engine taken directly off the Rapide S. We do have a top speed of around 200 miles per hour (322 km/h) but of course performance is not the issue here. Since this is not the first time a Lgonda has been spotted on the Old Continent it appears the reworked delivery strategy (it was originally envisioned as a Middle East exclusive) actually paid off.