For a car that is will be built in very few numbers with a hand-picked pool of buyers, our first clear look at the 2015 Aston Martin Lagonda is lacking any theatrics or high-resolution imagery that we would have expected. Instead, the newest member to the Aston Martin family was revealed in a series of images as it was flown from the U.K. to Muscati, Oman.
Still in its prototype phase, the reason for its trip was business rather than pleasure as Aston Martin performed some hot-weather testing on the car. The Aston Martin Lagonda will have to perform flawlessly in the hot weather, too, as sales of Aston Martin’s “super saloon” will be limited to customers in the Middle East on an invitation-only basis.
To get the Lagonda from Gaydon to the far reaches of the Arabian Peninsula, Aston Martin looked to Oman Air to ship the car. Based on a press release issued by the airliner, the deal was brokered racing star Ahmad Al Harthy who routinely uses the airline to ship his Aston Martin racecar.