Aston Martin Bulldog concept from 1980 was unveiled just five
short years after the company was saved from bankruptcy by a
For a company trying to recover its profitability, the Bulldog
was an incredibly daring and controversial design.
The shape of the Aston Martin Bulldog could hardly be described
as svelte or stylish. In fact it's quite the opposite. Its linear
shapes and sharp angles are about the most rigid and uncompromising
ever to feature on a car, concept or otherwise.
The Bulldog wasn't just eye catching (or eye gouging) in design.
It also showcased some rather nifty tech underneath the bodywork.
The gull wing doors were hydraulically operated and controlled
by buttons hidden behind lockable panels within the bodywork.
Up front the Bulldog featured five - yes five - headlights which
where hidden behind a panel when not in use.
Powering the Aston Martin Bulldog was a twin-turbocharged 5.3
litre V8 engine which was mounted in the middle of the car.
The Bulldog's top speed was 191 mph (307 km/h).
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