Aston Martin may be known more for its two-door GTs and cabrios, but it has made a handful of four-door sedans. They've historically worn the Lagonda name as either a nameplate or marque, and that's just what we seem to have here.

Spied running along familiar test routes in the UK, this prototype is reportedly registered to Aston Martin and based on the current Rapide S, complete with the company's long-serving AM11 6.0-liter V12. Only whereas the Rapide packs everything in tight on a short wheelbase – albeit with more room in the back than the two-door DB9 or Vanquish – this prototype appears to be riding on a stretched wheelbase.

Over that lengthened frame, Aston's Q customization department has apparently draped custom bodywork with lines that seem to blend elements of the last Aston Martin Lagonda sedan that wedged its way in between 1976 and 1990 on the one hand, and Zagato's pair of Centennial concepts presented last summer on the other. One thing it clearly is not, however, is the Lagonda crossover concept which Aston revealed to mixed reviews at the Geneva Motor Show back in 2009.

The big question is where this sedan is heading (beyond its test route). We could be looking at a highly exclusive creation for a handful of wealthy clients, or at a production model to relaunch the Lagonda brand as has long been anticipated. We're hoping it's the latter, but we'll just have to wait to find out. Judging by how close it looks to completion, it shouldn't be too long.


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      Brodz
      • 7 Months Ago
      Wow... something actually new from Aston Martin.
      Terry Actill
      • 7 Months Ago
      I was a youth when I experienced the thrill of seeing the wedge shaped Lagonda. This is very exciting.
      ycnexu
      • 7 Months Ago
      Sleek and original, very ungerman. Very much like.
      audisp0rta4
      • 7 Months Ago
      I'm on the team for this one!
      Andrew
      • 7 Months Ago
      Looks like crap id rather have an XTS VSport it will be way more reliable than this pos with a FORD engne and it will bee way more stylish this looks like a disaster in youre pants
        Dan
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Andrew
        Okay, the XTS is a nice car, and the VSport package is amazing, and I love Cadillac's design language on their vehicles, but come on... The XTS is no where near as sexy a vehicle as an Aston Martin, no matter how high the quality might be. Even in disguise, the car pictured looks so much better than the XTS. Now, if you were talking CTS or even ATS, that might change.
        Quest
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Andrew
        TFF! You're either trolling or have zero clue, either way fail ;)
        Jai
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Andrew
        These gm fans are annoying when they compare cadillac to the likes of Rolls Royce, FerrarI and Aston Martin when Cadillac is still struggling to be mentioned in the same sentence as Mercedes and BMW. Lol @ GM fanboys. So delusional. Cadillac is cheap plastic garbage. It would be competing with Chrysler and Ford titanium trim levels if it weren't for the nostalgia that its logo carries for some old Americans. Get it into your heads - you can buy 5-10 Cadillacs for the price of an Aston or Ferrari. Truth hurts. Cadillac sucks
        aatbloke1967
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Andrew
        Andrew, please learn to spell.
      Koenigsegg
      • 7 Months Ago
      nothing special
      Koenigsegg
      • 7 Months Ago
      Meh
      djcccp
      • 7 Months Ago
      How do you know its an aston martin? More like ford testing new Taurus,
      mikeam91
      • 7 Months Ago
      Looks good from what I can see. Finally Aston is making something new! Now the rest of their lineup needs a complete redesign.
      Turbo_S60
      • 7 Months Ago
      Is it just me or from the side profile does it kinda resemble a lengthened Lincoln MKZ?
      Lachmund
      • 7 Months Ago
      all those haters...I like what I see already
      jonnybimmer
      • 7 Months Ago
      I'm just thankful it doesn't look like a variation of the rest of their lineup. Don't get me wrong, they're all good looking and I think the new Vanquish is one of the best looking designs out there right now, in particular the rear 3/4 view. But, they've been guilty of pulling an Audi lately; putting the same face on a variety of body sizes. Their current sedan, the Rapide, is by itself is a great looking car, but compared to the rest of AM's lineup, it's just an extended cab DB9. The Lagonda though I have high hopes for and from the looks of it, it looks to be doing a great job using the original's overall design as a reference point. Can't wait to see it unveiled.
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