The Aston Martin Bulldog, styled by William Towns, maybe a British, one-off concept vehicle produced by Aston Martin in 1979. The code name for the project was DP K9.01, named after a Doctor Who character. Initially, a production run of 15–25 cars was planned but the project was deemed too costly and just one was built.
The Bulldog was designed to point out the capabilities of Aston Martin’s new engineering facility in Newport Pagnell, also on chase after the title of the fastest production car within the world.
The car was officially launched on 27 March 1980 at the Bell Hotel at Aston Clinton. Although the car was inbuilt the united kingdom, it’s left-hand-drive.
The Bulldog’s sharp wedge was designed by William Towns and features five center-mounted, hidden headlamps, also as gull-wing doors. Inside, the inside is upholstered in leather and uses multiple LED buttons just like the Lagonda.
Aston Martin planned to create 15-25 Bulldogs, but in 1981 Victor Gauntlett became chairman of Aston Martin and decided the project would be too costly, and therefore the Bulldog project was shelved. In 1984 Aston Martin sold the Bulldog to a Middle Eastern collector for £130,000 where the owner added both rearview mirrors and cameras.
The Bulldog later was sold to an American collector and spent a while within the us, but has recently been offered purchasable in Britain. it had been now green, compared to original exterior colors of silver and lightweight grey. the inside has also been changed from the first dark brown and black to light tan.
The Bulldog is powered by a 5.3L V8 with twin Garrett turbochargers that produces 600 bhp (447 kW; 608 PS)(the engine was capable of 700 bhp (522 kW; 710 PS) on the testbed) and 500 lb-ft (678 N⋅m) maximum torque. When it came out, Aston Martin claimed the car was capable of 237 mph (381 km/h), but the fastest speed the car was recorded doing was a verified 192 mph (307 km/h) during a test run at the MIRA track in late 1979. Additionally, the wedge-shaped design gave the Bulldog a haul coefficient of 0.34.