cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Hagerty
Hagerty Employee

The Bulldog, Aston's flight of fancy, is back and aiming for 200 mph

Richard Gauntlett is standing on the blustery deck of a Royal Navy aircraft carrier, looking slightly misty-eyed at a childhood dream that has finally become reality. What Gauntlett and an assembled crowd of media and Navy crew are staring at is the Aston Martin Bulldog, an incredible concept that vanished under his father Victor's chairmanship of the British sports car maker.
https://www.hagerty.com/media/news/the-bulldog-astons-flight-of-fancy-is-back-and-aiming-for-200-mph...
11 REPLIES 11
Gary_Bechtold
Specialist

Not the prettiest car for sure. When you see the row of headlights it just looks weird.
JackVan
Detailer

Fits in with Blade Runner.
jbarone01
Pit Crew

I own a 1982 DeLorean DMC-12 and this puppy looks like they were fathered by the same dad. (Except for the rather odd headlights). The Gull Wing doors on both cars are unusual and I actually like them on any car I see them on. However, this car is a bit bigger and doors are cut deeper than the DeLorean. Also, the Delorean is way "under" powered compared to this vehicle and could never come close to 200 mph.
When the DMC-12 came out, it was widely regarded as the next new "hot" thing. But the sales staggered and eventually the company folded (After John D. was arrested under cocaine charges that were later dropped). The Bulldog never made it out of the gate. Pity, because it looks like it might have been an interesting car to own.
DaveA
Instructor

I also owned a DeLorean. It was a fun car, but yes it lacked power. A few points though:

DMC-12 was the pre-production name. It was never sold as the DMC-12. That’s why you won’t find DMC-12 anywhere on the car, the owners manual, the certificate of origin, nor any official advertising once the car was in production. All documents (again, AFTER production started) simply refer to the car as the DeLorean. 

The charges against John weren’t dropped. He was found not guilty. It was proven that the FBI entrapped him.

SuperDeLuxe
Advanced Driver

Hmm, did Elon Musk see this car as a kid and think - "someday I'll build an EV pickup truck!" 🤔
drhino
Technician

Jalopnik tells me this thing has a manual transmission. Berg, Nik doesn’t mention this important fact.

Now I can officially like this crazy doorstop.
Dutch
Intermediate Driver

Looks like it was designed (and engineered?) on a bar napkin...
Flashman
Technician

Man, those headlights! Inventive, for sure.
carguyjim
Detailer

The windshield and rooflines remind me of countach..
TG
Technician

with those deep-cut doors and the amount of glass, I just can't see that car being structurally sound enough for 200 mph... but I guess if they have already had it up to 192 what do I know
ConfuciusRacing
Detailer

A car only an Aston Martin Lagonda owner could love....I'm one.