• John V Posted: 3/4/2009 12:29pm PST

    "But WHY are they doing it?"

    I'm as horrified as the next aging Brit-car guy, but there's good business logic behind this. AML wants access to all of those nouveau-riche Russian mafiosi and Chinese industralists whose roads are too shitty for AM's low-slung sports cars.
    They saw how well Porsche did, but they didn't want to sully their sports-car brand. So they took poor, long-suffering Langonda off the shelf.
    I like "angry cinderblock" a lot (reminds me of the description of the latest Acura styling as "angry electric razors"). I just wonder if they could make it a *little* more sedan-like. Then, if you squint, it'd be sort of like an AWD alternative to a Phantom. Or something.
    But here's the really weird bit ... remember where the GL is built. Uh huh. ALABAMA. Is this the latest of finest British marques to be built offshore? (cf. Vauxhall, MG, Rover, soon Mini, and probably later Land-Rover)

  • Very simple Posted: 3/4/2009 12:58pm PST


    Lionel Martin is spinning in his grave. How dare they call this a Lagonda

  • Rich Posted: 3/4/2009 2:48pm PST


    I like it. A lot.

  • Dante LaTerra Posted: 3/5/2009 6:52am PST

    "This is ugly"

    This is way to un original from them, it looks like an uglier version of Lincoln and Fords new Edge model... come on Aston, give us something better than this! It looks like a oblong ball of plastic