Oman Air may have just stolen Aston Martin’s thunder by revealing the new Aston Martin Lagonda sedan ahead of the automaker’s official premiere of this new model. We had previously only seen a profile teaser of the Lagonda, a superluxury sedan exclusively for customers in the Middle East that revives the historic Lagonda name which applied to a rare Aston Martin four-door sold in the 1970s.
In these photos, the sleek front end of the Aston Martin Lagonda displays the traditional Aston Martin grille that’s flanked by wide, narrow headlights. Wide front fenders give the sedan a muscular look, and transition smoothly to the long, elegant side flanks. At the back is a horizontal metallic strip that runs across the length of the rear end and bisects the narrow horizontal taillamps that mimic the look of other Aston models like the Rapide and Vantage.
Oman Air is partnering with Aston Martin to help the company perform hot weather testing of the Lagonda in Muscat, Oman. The airline’s cargo division was thus enlisted to transport the Lagonda from Aston Martin’s factory in Gaydon, U.K. to Oman for the testing, and then back again.
When the Aston Martin Lagonda goes on sale sometime next year, it will be offered in limited numbers only to select customers in the Middle East. The rumor is that the car will pack at least 550 hp from a V-12 engine, and it’s likely that this sedan is based on the existing VH architecture that underpins other Aston models.
Stay tuned for more news as Aston Martin officially debuts the Lagonda sedan, and in the meantime check out these photos courtesy of Oman Air for a first look at this ultraluxury machine.