Zagato family buys out the first two Zagato Heritage Twins by R-Reforged
The opulent Aston Martin Vantage V12 went out of production a few years ago, but nothing can stop tuners from customizing the available vehicles. The Zagato Heritage Twins by R-Reforged edition will include only 19 coupe-roadster pairs, and the first pair just went to Andrea and Marelle Zagato.
Both cars feature all-carbon custom bodies available in virtually any color and finish, as well as a special anti-UV lacquer coating. Preparing the materials and painting alone takes 400 hours. The interior makes use of Bridge of Weir leather adorned with bespoke patterns and embroidery. Custom floor mats round things off on the inside.
R-Reforged, the tuner that produced the Aston Martin Callum Vanquish 25 coupe series, handles the drivetrain part of the project. The naturally aspirated twelve-cylinder gains a new ECU, an aluminum intake system and a titanium exhaust. The torque stays capped at 570 Nm (420 lb-ft), but the power goes up from 517 PS (510 hp / 380 kW) to 608 PS (600 hp / 447 kW). A six-speed automatic transmission drives the rear wheels. The suspension is 10mm (0.4”) lower than stock and sports adaptive shock absorbers. The wheel span is 20mm (0.8”) wider.
Each car is a result of a dozen experts working together for 16 weeks. The donor vehicle is disassembled down to the last screw and put back together again with improvements and around half a thousand new components.
Driving tests will begin at the IDIADA Proving Ground in Tarragona, Spain in early 2021. The first two cars sold just now will embark on a world tour, beginning with a trip to the dealership in St. Gallen, Switzerland, and proceeding to visit other major Aston Martin centers in Europe and the United States.
Editor Andrew Raspopov