Wednesday, July 3, 2013

1961 Lagonda Rapide

Lagonda Rapide (1961-1964)

#82 - The 100 most beautiful cars (The Daily Telegraph)

While this car was a personal favorite of Aston Martin's then chairman Sir David Brown, the Rapide saw limited sales of only 55 units over three years before being dropped. It featured an inline 4.0-liter 6-cylinder, dual-overhead-cam engine which produced 236 horsepower. Four wheel disc brakes and all-independent front and rear suspensions were equipped on the Rapide as well. It was a car ahead of its time, and a nicely integrated design based on Aston's famous coupe featured in early James Bond movies.