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1980 Aston Martin Bulldog

Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Aston Martin Bulldog, 1980
Bilder: Aston Martin; shorey.net
Bewertung:  30    -37    +67
Designer: William Towns
Styled by William Towns, this was the pinnacle of the angular Seventies supercar, with its gullwing doors, ultra-low roofline (just 43 inches high) and twenty-first century features like the TV reversing aid. Claimed a 237mph top speed. Twenty-five were planned, but only one was ever made.


This drivable concept car was developed to demonstrate the ability of the factory to produce a supercar for the 80’s. William Towns styled the Bulldog soon after finishing the AM Lagonda and thus created the ultimate wedge shaped sportscar - with initial engineering work by AML chief engineer, Mike Loasby. When Loasby moved to work for DeLorean in 1979, the work to finish the car was given to Keith Martin who developed the car for the next three years.

Of special note were the pair of massive power operated gullwing doors which took the height of the car from just over a metre to nearly two.

Pirelli P7 tyres are used all round fitted to Compomotive split-rim alloy wheels. Around the circumference are fitted with blades to direct cooling air to the brakes. This feature was later seen on the successful racing Porsche 956 sportscar. Front wheels are shod with 225/50’s whilst rear wheels have massive 345/35 tyres.

The Bulldog is powered by a twin Garrett AirResearch turbocharged 5.3 litre V8 originally with Bosch Fuel Injection. Power output on the test bed reached in excess of 700 bhp, although installed in the car this would have been in the region of 650 bhp. Whilst designed to exceed 200 mph, at the time, a maximum speed of 192 mph was recorded bulldog engine

This left hand drive car of both great length and width only seats two occupants. Instrumentation was provided by the then "state of the art" LED technology and touch type sensors straight out of the new AM Lagonda. Other features common to many Aston Martins is Connolly leather, walnut facings and air conditioning.


Не каждый спортивный автомобиль может с легкостью взойти на пьедестал славы и почета. В ходе непрекращающейся борьбы за разгадку формулы успеха появились на свет несколько классических автомобилей-ошибок. На их создание было потрачены огромные деньги, но они тихо почили в базе, не оставив заметного следа в автомобильной истории. Одним из таких примеров можно по праву назвать модель Aston Martin Bulldog.

В отличие от изящных и элегантных автомобилей компании Ferrari, появившийся в 1980 году Aston Martin Bulldog выглядел настоящим антиквариатом, хотя по замыслу его создателей должен был стать «английским ответным ударом» итальянским спортивным автомобилям. Под длинным и заостренным, как у моторной лодки, капотом располагался V-образный восьмицилиндровый мотор ручной сборки объемом 5,3 литра. Снабженный двумя турбокомпрессорами, двигатель развивал мощность 600 л.с. Максимальная скорость автомобиля Bulldog достигала 300 км/час, а разгон 0-100 км/час занимал 5,1 секунды. Пассажиры попадали в салон через две широкие двери, которые поднимались наподобие крыла чайки от центра низкой крыши. Внутри салона находился телевизионный монитор заднего вида и встроенный громкоговоритель, что, по мнению создателей автомобиля Bulldog ценой в 100 000 фунтов, было просто необходимо. Дизайн автомобиля был признан щепетильными покупателями слишком радикальным, поэтому Aston Martin Bulldog успеха не имел и в серийное производство не пошел.
Quelle: The forgotten supercars (Ben Oliver) - www.carmagazine.co.uk; www.astonmartins.com; aston.carclub.ru
Andere Aston Martin
1939 Aston Martin Atom, 1953 Aston Martin DB 2/4 (Bertone), 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe (Bertone), 1954 Aston Martin DB 2/4 (Vignale), 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Spider (Bertone), 1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II Supersonic (Ghia), 1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Spyder (Touring), 1959 Aston Martin DB4 / DB5 / DB6, 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Jet (Bertone), 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GTZ (Zagato), 1961 Aston Martin Lagonda Rapide (Touring), 1966 Aston Martin DBSС (Touring), 1972 Aston Martin DBS V8 'Sotheby Special' (Ogle), 1980 Aston Martin Bulldog, 1986 Aston Martin Vantage (Zagato), 1993 Aston Martin Lagonda Vignale (Ghia), 1994 Aston Martin DB7, 1998 Aston Martin Project Vantage, 2001 Aston Martin 2020 (ItalDesign), 2002 Aston Martin DB7 (Zagato), 2003 Aston Martin AMV8, 2003 Aston Martin DB AR1 (Zagato), 2004 Aston Martin DB9 , 2004 Aston Martin Jet2 (Bertone), 2004 Aston Martin Vanquish Roadster (Zagato), 2006 Aston Martin Rapide, 2009 Aston Martin Cygnet, 2009 Aston Martin Lagonda, 2011 Aston Martin V12 (Zagato), 2013 Aston Martin CC100 Speedster, 2013 Aston Martin DB9 Spyder Centennial (Zagato), 2013 Aston Martin DBS Coupe Centennial (Zagato), 2013 Aston Martin Jet 2+2 (Bertone), 2014 Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake (Zagato), 2015 Aston Martin DBX, 2016 Aston Martin Vanquish (Zagato), 2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante (Zagato), 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish Shooting Brake (Zagato), 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish Speedster (Zagato), 2018 Aston Martin Lagonda Vision, 2019 Aston Martin Lagonda All-Terrain, 2019 Aston Martin Vanquish Vision, 2020 Aston Martin DBS GT (Zagato)
Kommentare
Richard Pike
Mittwoch, 17. Juni 2009
I was fortunate to see the bulldog at RAF Abingdon(1980) where I was stationed. Photos were taken of it with a Scottish aviation bulldog and it raced a jaguar(jet) down the runaway from a standing start.
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