The Aston Martin Bulldog is an unusual looking car. It looks a lot like the DeLorean featured in the Back to the Future
films, and even has the same gullwing doors as that iconic vehicle. In reality, this odd-looking car was a one-off testbed vehicle produced by British car manufacturer Aston Martin back in 1979. The car maker had initially planned for a limited run of about 25 of the cars to test the market for them and see how they sold. However, only one Bulldog was actually ever built. And it was given the code name DP K9 01 after a character in the science fiction TV show Doctor Who
—adding to the strangeness of the project. The Bulldog is a left-hand drive car even though it was made in England, and it is quite long at 15 feet, and quite low at just 43 inches high. The car’s interior uses digital instrumentation and the rear view consists of a television monitor mounted on the center console. Under the hood, the Bulldog has a 5.3-liter twin turbo V8 engine that provides 600 horsepower and enables a top speed of 190 miles per hour. Aston Martin auctioned off the only Bulldog in 1980 for $130,000 to an American collector. It resurfaced for sale in 2011 and was purchased for $1.3 million by a buyer in England. Although, it is now painted green and is no longer in its original metallic silver color.
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