Perfectly Ridiculous: The Lagonda

Retrofuturism is defined as ‘the use of a style or aesthetic considered futuristic in an earlier era’. The wedge-shaped Lagonda, festooned with touch-sensitive buttons and CRT screens instead of speedometers, perfectly fits this description. The two tonne, 5.2-metre long behemoth was, in many ways, ridiculous when it was released in 1976, but in others, it…

Permanent Ludicrous Mode: The V550

The 90s was a wild time; Tim Berners-Lee had just invented the World Wide Web, Will Smith was still The Fresh Prince, and Aston Martin decided to hand build what would become the most powerful production car in the world, the V8 Vantage V550. During the 90s, Ford had their Budweiser-drinking, burger-munching, American flag-saluting hands…

Monday Money – What’s not to like about an Aston?

Even though its chassis and platform was derived from the Jaguar XJS, the Aston Martin DB7 nonetheless remains a proper Aston. Being a grand tourer, engine and ride smoothness were a priority, and the use of the Jaguar based straight-6 engine (AJ6 previously used in the XJS) was a no brainer. The 3.2L supercharged L6…