Today, we are going to take a look back at a vehicle produced back in late 1970’s – Aston Martin Bulldog.
Unfortunately, not every single vehicle can enter production. As much as we would love to see all out favourite concept cars and one-off vehicles go into production, that’s simply impossible. Certain concept cars are merely produced to showcase the latest car technologies whereas others are built by brands in order to experiment with ideas that are too unique for production vehicles.
Ever since vehicles first emerged, concept cars have played an important role in the industry. Used by manufacturers to introduce new ideas and experiment with unique concept, we are so used to seeing them now, we don’t even give them that much thought.
The Aston Martin Bulldog was built by the brand in 1979 and was originally intended to enter production, with a limited run of about 25 units planned. Those plans fell through however and only one Bulldog was ever produced.
What made the Aston Martin Bulldog unique was its unusual, trapezium-like, shape. It featured gull-wing doors and five hidden headlight, which added to the vehicle’s unusual appearance.
Powered by a 5.3-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, the vehicle was capable of reaching a top speed of 191 mph (307 km/h).
Before the Aston Martin Bulldog could enter production, the plans were cancelled by the brand and the one-off vehicle was sold off to an unknown American highest bidder for £130,000 however recently it has been offered for sale in Britain.
Overall, the Bulldog was a great example of a one-off vehicle done right and it’s a real shame that it never made it into production.
Aston Martin continues to manufacture fantastic vehicles today and with no signs of slowing down, it’s probably going to stick around for years to come.
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