After debuting at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show to scathing reviews, production of the Aston Martin Lagonda/Chrysler 300C has been shelved until further notice. According to cryptic reports, Aston Martin exec David Richards himself was extremely displeased with the Lagonda’s unveiling and was likely responsible for its sudden disappearance from the floor mid-way through the show. If the unverified sources are to be believed, a barrage of finger-pointing ensued within the company and now, despite months of publicity hype heralding its triumphant return, the Lagonda is dead in the water.
Officially, Aston Martin cites the economy as the only reason for the Lagonda’s cancellation and refuses to acknowledge any glaring design flaws. Pointedly neglecting to comment on any of the rumors, Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez said only, “We have several sources ready to invest upward of a quarter-billion pounds, but the timing right now is simply wrong. We have some work to do yet, and it takes a lot of investment.”
Source: InsideLine via LeftLaneNews