Although Taraf production is limited by both production constraints and the car’s staggering price tag. Aston is planning to eventually launch a wider range of Lagonda models.
The company has said it won’t make more than 200 Tarafs, but with 50 built and production set to stop before the end of the year, the final total is likely to be closer to 150. This will be one of the rarest saloons on the planet.
Initially sales were limited to the Middle East, but late last year Aston broadened the ordering to other markets. Both left and right-hand-drive versions are available, with an ex-works price of £685,000 in the UK.
But this rarefied part of the market doesn’t play to the normal rules, and anyone in the fortunate position of being able to consider a Lagonda is going to be able to scratch any automotive itch they have ever had. What’s really on offer here is unmatched exclusivity.
At 5396mm in length the Taraf is massive, although shorter than a Maybach S600, Rolls-Royce Phantom or Bentley Mulsanne, and it radiates presence beyond even that given by its gargantuan size.
Despite wearing number plates and Topaz Gold paintwork that’s more suited to Dubai summers than Warwickshire winters, it still has the otherworldly swagger of a concept car, the muscular lines and swept back styling making it look like it was designed for a futuristic movie: it's the car the bad guy’s boss would be driven in.