R-Reforged Vantage V-12 twins celebrate 100 years of Zagato
From the engineering artisans that brought you the re-imagined Callum Vanquish 25 comes a new pair of resto-mod Aston Martins. The R-Reforged Vantage V-12 Zagato Heritage Twins have been redesigned by the famous Italian styling house, rebuilt by the British engineering firm, and licensed by Aston Martin.
Zagato took its 2011 V12 Coupe, tweaked the styling and twinned it with an open Speedster to complete this collection. Just 19 pairs of cars are to be built and will only be sold as a set to mark Zagato’s centenary. First shown as renders earlier in 2020, a prototype pair has now been completed.
The cars are completely re-bodied in carbon fiber and the front end now includes a more advanced splitter, and wider wings. An active rear spoiler is fitted at the rear, leaving the car’s styling, er, unspoiled, at rest, but providing stability at speed.
Propulsion comes from Aston’s venerable 6.0-liter V-12, now boosted to 608 hp courtesy of a new aluminum intake system and titanium exhaust. A widened track allows the fitment of APP Tech 19-inch center-lock wheels wearing Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. The ride height is reduced by 10 mm (0.4-in) for a more aggressive stance. Final adjustments to the suspension tune are to be made during a 2021 test program.
The cabin is trimmed in leather from Scotland’s Bridge of Weir and an almost infinite choice of colors, patterns and textures is to be offered, while the exterior can be finished in “visual carbon.” Preparing the surface and coating it in a special clear lacquer is a painstaking 400-hour-long process. If that doesn’t appeal then the paintwork can be matched to any color sample.
Each car will take 12 people 16 weeks to build at R-Reforged’s new facility in Warwick, U.K. and will see the donor vehicles stripped completely before some 500 new components are installed.
Buyers of these centenary celebration cars will also be given a range of special gifts including a carbon-fiber presentation case that details the exact specification of their vehicles with scale models, paint and material samples. Zagato promises to keep on giving throughout the ownership, with invitations to events and experiences.
The first pair of Zagato Twins will be on display at Aston Martin’s flagship dealer in St. Gallen, Switzerland before going on a global tour in 2021. The cars will ultimately end up in Zagato’s own collection, leaving just 18 duos for well-heeled Zagato obsessives willing to pay $2.4 million plus taxes for the privilege.