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Lagonda Rapide

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Lagonda Rapide
Lagonda
aka Aston Martin DB4
Production 1961 - 1964
55 units (48 surviving)
Class Ultra Luxury
Body Style 4-door, 5-seat Sedan
Length length - type here
Width Width - type here
Height Height - type here
Wheelbase wheelbase - type here
Weight Weight - you get the point
Transmission 4-speed Automatic, RWD
Engine 4.0 litre DOHC Straight-6
Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar similar (competition)
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Lagonda Rapide was a 4-door GT car produced from 1961 through 1964. Based on the Aston Martin DB4, it was David Brown's attempt to revive the Lagonda marque which he had purchased in 1948. The car featured tailfins and a horse collar grille like Ford's failed Edsel.

The Rapide used a 4.0 L straight-6 engine, which would later be used in the Aston Martin DB5. Other new features included a de Dion tube rear suspension which would find its way into the Aston Martin DBS.

The car had dual circuit, servo assisted, disc brakes, and most cars were supplied with a 4-speed automatic gearbox. The exterior body panels were constructed from aluminum alloy on a Superleggera steel tube frame. The interior was leather upholstered and had a burr walnut dash-board.

The car was built to order only and costly at £4,950. However, 55 vehicles were produced, of which 48 are known today.

In 2006 the Rapide name was revived as the Aston Martin Rapide concept car became presented.

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See Also

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LAGONDA

Prodrive Ltd.


Prodrive | Aston Martin | Lagonda | Tickford | Glenn Seton Racing | Aston Martin Racing


Models

Rapide · Rapier · 3-Litre · 2.6-Litre

Concept

Lagonda Concept


Aston Martin Lagonda


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