The resurgence of the Lagonda legend has moved into a new stage with Aston Martin sending the first prototype of its nascent 4-door ultra-luxury sedan off to undergo extreme hot testing in Oman. As indicated in our preview story, only 100 copies of the new Lagonda Sedan will be hand built at the Aston Martin facility in Gaydon and all are still destined for well-to-do buyers in the Middle East.

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Tech details about this primo Aston offering remain scarce, but it will be spun from the automaker's aluminum-intensive VH platform architecture. Power is expected to come from the naturally aspirated 5.9-liter V12 used in the Rapide S, although it's not known whether the output will be upped from the current 550-horsepower figure. As for pricing of this first invitation-only model, the official word remains that it will "be commensurate with the car's exclusivity, quality and luxurious nature." As for the global future of the Lagonda name, that remains to be seen. 

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