Introduced in 1976, the Aston Martin Lagonda bore a name not seen since the 1964 Rapide. The radical styling by William Towns caused a sensation. A large car, and luxurious, it featured 16 warning lights across the instrument panel and touch switches to control the Torqueflite transmission. Powered by the same engine as the sport models, the Lagonga could reach 140 mph. The car was restyled in 1987. Eventually the price rose to $175,000. Production ended in 1990 after 645 cars had been built.