Designer by William Towns, the Aston Martin Bulldog was intended to be a 25 run limited edition model (only one was ever built). The Aston Martin Bulldog was powered by a 5.3 liter twin-turbo V8 delivering with over 600 bhp and 500 lb·ft of torque – pretty amazing for 1980. The first test drive of the Bulldog came in late 1979 and the Bulldog achieved a verified top speed of 191 mph.
The car was officially launched on 27 March 1980 at the Bell Hotel at Aston Clinton. After the development program was over, Aston Martin sold the only Bulldog to the highest bidder for about £130,000.