Vintage & Classics
Everything old is new again: R-Reforged making Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato Heritage Twins
You don't have to choose between the coupe or the speedster. If your wallet has enough cheddar you can take purchase one of the 19 sets of Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato models R-Reforged is crafting. The cars are R-Reforged's first project.
The limited edition cars, dubbed the "Heritage Twins", will be hand built in celebration of the centenary of the Zagato Atelier (1919-2019) and 60-year long partnership between the Milanese "Signature" and British sports car manufacturer. The cars will be manufactured at R-Reforged's new facility in Warwick, Warwickshire, England.
Silver and gold feature prominently on the first two models to come out of the shop.Photo courtesy of R-Reforged
The Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato Heritage TWINS by R-Reforged are undoubtedly a highlight of our centenary celebrations," says Andrea Zagato, "A beautiful, bespoke and intrinsic part of our history and creative association with Aston Martin. To own these collectible cars will be a very personal and emotional experience."
Each of the vehicles was created to join together two parts of the automotive world - iconic driver cars and the elegance of Zagato design cues that are synonymous with the Carrozzeria including a double bubble roof on the Coupe and 100th anniversary gold Z badging.
The body of the cars is carbon-fiber and includes a deployable rear wing.
Each of the models features a reworked version of the car's standard 5.9-liter 48-valve naturally aspirated engine to produce 85 bhp more than they did originally (600 bhp now).
The car features a deployable rear wing.Photo courtesy of R-Reforged
Further, the design of the cars has been tweaked to inlcude 19-inch bespoke alloy wheels designed by APP Tech to give the car a more muscular look.
Marella Rivolta Zagato, who co-runs the Italian design house, specified the first two cars. She explained: "When I was selecting the body colours, I looked for something that would simultaneously represent our 100-year heritage and our future. The most symbolic colours are gold and platinum, which are precious metals. Gold, an emblem of purity and distinction, is in my mind a tribute to our first century. Platinum is resistant to corrosion and has great catalytic capabilities, which is what I wish for our next 100 years!"
Most of the models are already spoken for. Reserving a model starts with placing an order and accepting a bespoke gift box. Fro there, owners will specify every element of the Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato Heritage TWINS by R-Reforged with the designers at Aston Martin St Gallen in Niederwil, Switzerland, before being invited to witness the team of skilled craftspeople at R-Reforged's newly-created 30,000 sq. ft facility in Warwick, UK, produce their cars.
The interior of the models is completely vintage (with modern accents) and delivers a low-tech experience.Photo courtesy of R-Reforged
The first two cars will be unveiled in summer 2020. Customer vehicle production will begin in the fourth quarter of this year.