In July Aston Martin confirmed it is reviving the Lagonda name with a V12-engined, limited-run super saloon.
Earlier this week, official images of the new Aston Martin Lagonda emerged on the Oman Air website.
You see, Aston Martin is conducting hot weather testing of the Lagonda in Oman and is using the cargo division of the Omani state carrier to ship the car.
The Lagonda will be available on an invitation-only basis to Middle Eastern customers, responding to what Aston Martin calls “specific market demand.”
It is based on Aston’s VH chassis architecture and will be powered by a 6.0-litre V12 engine, similar to that in the Rapide S. That car produces 552bhp and 465lb/ft in its latest form, enough for a 0-62mph time of 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 203mph.
The Lagonda has been designed by Aston Martin’s bespoke Q division, taking inspiration from the William Towns-designed Lagonda of 1976. It will be built in a dedicated workshop that previously turned out the £1 million One-77 hypercar.
Aston Martin Design Director Marek Reichman said: “The debut of this luxury super saloon in the Middle East market will be an exciting moment not only for Aston Martin, but for discerning customers who are seeking the ultimate in luxury and personalisation.
“The new model has been created as a piece of exceptional automotive art. It has been designed and developed entirely in keeping with the spirit and ethos of previous Lagonda super saloons.”