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After 44 years, the Aston Martin Bulldog achieved its goal

In the late 1970s, there was no road supercar on the planet that had managed to break the 200 mph (322 km/h) barrier. Breaking That Record Was Actually The Birth Of This Impressive Aston Martin BulldogA creature that arrived at the MIRA test track in England in 1979 with that purpose in mind.

However, on his first attempt, Aston Martin Bulldog ‘only’ reaches top speed of 191 mph (307 km/h)Still far from the goal for which it was initially developed by the Gedeon company, they decided to postpone the project for the time being.

The Aston Martin Bulldog Has Been Duly Restored

2023 Aston Martin Bulldog.  Record Image.

It was expanding from time to time. Even The Geddon Company got it back on track in 2021 with extensive restoration work on this Aston Martin Bulldog. Especially as far as the mechanical part is concerned, with the aim of achieving the goal with which this supercar was born 40 years ago., On a dynamic level most of its components were changed in the same way as its impressive 5.3 V8 biturbo was completely restyled to offer more than 600 original horsepower.

With this refurbished Aston Martin Bulldog he was towed to the takeoff runway of the Royal Naval Air Station at Yeovilton in 2021, where the creature was able to reach a top speed of 176 mph (283 km/h), a record low. Was. For the one acquired in 1979, Except it’s far less than what the machine, with 44 years of history behind it, has achieved now at a former NATO airbase in Scotland.,

Its 5.3 V8 Biturbo Crosses The 600 CV Barrier

2023 Aston Martin Bulldog.  Engine Record Image.

Geddon’s Company Three-time Le Mans winner Darren Turner has been of invaluable help, who is also an official driver of the brand and has taken the wheel of this Aston Martin Bulldog, which has exceeded the maximum speed for which it was originally developed. and that the 200 mph (322 km/h) barrier was past when this creature was reaching 205.4 mph (330.6 km/h),

The 49-year-old British driver assured that “the conditions were perfect for the race and the car also performed perfectly, easily reaching the 200 mph barrier.” “The Aston Martin Bulldog has now delivered on the promise the British company made in the 1980s and everyone who worked on the car, from those who first designed and built it, to the classic motorcars experts who Driving the restoration under the direction of Richard Gauntlett, they can be very proud,” Turner said.

There is only one unit of the Aston Martin Bulldog

2023 Aston Martin Bulldog.  Record Internal Image.

The folks at Geddon managed to build only one unit of this impressive Aston Martin Bulldog, Although their goal was to produce a small range of vehicles for their most elite customers And, incidentally, put up against the ropes luxurious supercar brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini or Porsche. However, the British house faced various liquidity problems, moreover, it was forced to stop the project in 1981. He had to sell the original prototype to a customer in the Middle East,

However, the Aston Martin Bulldog was rescued and restored by the folks at Classic Motors Cars, led by Richard Gauntlett. who was the son of the late Victor Gauntlett, CEO of Aston Martin and the man responsible for the parking, reluctantly, project more than 40 years ago, And such has been their work that this legendary vehicle became the ‘youngest’ car ever to win the Copa d’Oro award at the Concours d’Elegance in Ville d’Este.

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