Aston Martin Launches Lagonda Taraf in Dubai, is Needlessly Vague About Details

Want to know what's under the hood, or if you can buy one? Too bad.

Aston Martin has launched a new Lagonda model in the Middle East, known as the Lagonda Taraf. This is a pretty sensible move, given the recent success of other sedans from sports car companies, like the Maserati Quattroporte and the Porsche Panamera. But the Lagonda Taraf will apparently be sold by invitation only, and it has not yet been revealed what powers it, or whether it will make it to other markets.

Aston's CEO said only “I can confirm today that we are also evaluating the opportunity to offer this Lagonda in other markets.” It was also said that the car was based on the “much sought-after” Lagonda of 1976. Going unmentioned was the fact that the car is sought after by collectors because of the rarity that comes with nobody having bought one in the first place. But like the older model, we can expect the sedan to share some components with the existing grand touring models, most likely including a 6.0-liter V12 engine. It is certainly far less weird looking than the older version, so that's a good sign.

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