The unique Aston Martin Bulldog was noticed on the streets of London

The unique Aston Martin Bulldog was noticed on the streets of London

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The Aston Martin Bulldog is a rare thing. So much so that many gasheads might not have heard of him. Meanwhile, the running concept, released back in 1979, is distinguished not only by its catchy appearance, but also by remarkable technical characteristics. Equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 with a pair of superchargers, it is capable of accelerating to 309 km / h. In the late seventies, this was enough to become the fastest “civilian” car in the world.

Alas, the original plan for the release of a dozen “Bulldogs” was not destined to come true: the project of engineer William Townes and designer Mike Loasby (the latter later had a hand in the notorious DeLorean DMC-12, so a certain external resemblance is no coincidence) remained in a single copy. Until the end of the 2000s, the exclusive Aston regularly surfaced at various festivals like Goodwood, but then disappeared from the radar for a while.

The return of the car to the public field happened just the other day: the Bulldog in the company of other non-trivial sports cars (Bizzarini 5000 GT Strada and Bentley Continental GT in Zagato styling) was noticed on one of the streets of the British capital. The current owner of the prototype – a certain Philip Sarofim – invested heavily in the restoration of the car and expects: now the wedge-shaped Aston will help more than ever. The goal is to overcome the 200 mph (322 km / h) mark. Arming yourself with popcorn?

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