The Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf
The World's Most Expensive Luxury Sedan
In the annals of automotive history, Aston Martin has long established its indomitable presence. The emergence of the Lagonda Taraf is a salient reminder of the marque’s ability to perpetuate that ethos. The name, Taraf, is derived from the Arabic expression for “ultimate luxury”.
Introduced in 2014, the Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf was the successor to the Aston Martin Lagonda – produced from 1974 to 1990. It is built using the same VH architecture used in the Aston Martin DB9 and Rapide.
At first glance, it’s evident the coachbuilders were inspired by a harmonious intersection of lines and curves, giving this four-door sedan the air of uncompromised elegance. A bold grille gracefully caps an elongated hood, alluding to the marque’s distinguished pedigree.
Nestled under the hood lies a 5.9-liter V12 powerplant that exudes refinement. A symphony of twelve cylinders, all orchestrating the combustion that propels the Lagonda Taraf to speeds approaching 195 mph. A remarkable feat for a four-door sedan.
The interior is a sanctuary of the finest hides, polished woods, and woven carbon-fiber. Yet ample space remains for both front and rear passengers.
The Taraf was intended for the Middle Eastern market, but later Aston Martin decided to include the UK, Europe, and South Africa on a highly exclusive basis. A limited production of only 200 and a high price tag have made the Lagonda Taraf rare and sought-after by discerning collectors; a treasure to be cherished by the connoisseur.
The Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf is a masterpiece that seamlessly melds quintessential British elegance with performance and technological prowess. It is a car that transcends mere transportation and becomes a reflection of artistry and engineering. You see, it’s not just a car, it’s a statement; a rolling proclamation that says, “I’ve made it, and I’m not afraid to show it.”
CROSSING THE BLOCK
This gorgeous 2018 Lagonda Taraf recently sold for $505,000.00 on BaT.
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