At the moment, Aston Martin is trying to transform with new chapters in history, typically sports cars with DBXs and sports cars with mid-engines such as Valkyrie and Valhalla. However, this is not the first time the automaker has come up with a concept of a mid-engine supercar, the first time the automaker has done this took place 40 years ago, with a concept called Bulldog.
Although Bulldog is a 40-year-old concept, it still has irresistible appeal, especially for those who have a passion for the brand for a long time. The Bulldog project was launched by Aston Martin to head to the trendy 320 km / h 40 years ago, a desirable milestone at that time. However, the car has never reached this speed. It is then sold to a private collector.
Designed by Willams Towns, this vehicle features a strong and seamless angular design. At the time of launch, it was somewhat similar to the Lamborghini Countach and also a bit more futuristic than at that time. In addition to the Bulldog, Willams Towns is also better known for the concept of Aston Martin Lagonda, an electric luxury car that is about to be released by Aston Martin.
At launch, Aston Martin equips this car with a 5.3-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Bulldog’s engine block was then believed to generate about 700 horsepower. With this power, heading to the milestone of 320 km / h (200 mph) is a normal thing at the present time, but with technology 40 years ago, it would probably be a big milestone to correct. costume. And if you do, the Bulldog will also be the first car in the world to achieve that speed.
Unfortunately, at the MIRA test track in 1979, Aston Martin’s first mid-engine supercar only reached a top speed of 306 km / h. The project was then halted by then Aston Martin chairman Victor Gauntlett, due to the high cost.
Four decades later, the car changed hands several times before meeting its current owner. At this point, the owner of this unique Aston Martin turned to Classic Motor Cars, a unit that specializes in restoring antique cars to bring youth back to the car. Once restored, the Bulldog will be used to travel around the world looking for a chance to reach speeds of 320 km / h, something it could not do 40 years ago.
This project is expected to be completed within a year and a half and will face a lot of difficulties in the recovery process. As the only vehicle ever built, many pieces of equipment needed to be reworked instead of being searched through the parts dealership sites. However, after this process, it will become a car worth the wait because of its high toxicity, rarity and perfection.
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