Bespoke automotive manufacturer R-Reforged announces limited edition production of Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato Heritage TWINS
R-Reforged will handbuild the 38 Coupé and Speedster TWINS to celebrate the centenary of the Zagato Atelier
Bespoke automotive manufacturer R-Reforged will produce its Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato Heritage TWINS by R-Reforged in-house at its new facility in Warwick, to celebrate the centenary of the Milanese Zagato Atelier, founded in 1919.
R-Reforged will hand-build just 19 pairs of the 38 Coupé and Speedster TWINS, celebrating the 60-year partnership between the Milan-based ‘Signature’ and British manufacturer Aston Martin. The TWINS offer the 2011 Aston Martin V12 with famed Zagato design cues, including the ‘double bubble’ roof on the Coupé and the 100th anniversary gold Z badging.
“The Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato Heritage TWINS by R-Reforged are undoubtedly a highlight of our centenary celebrations,” said 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.”
The 19 Coupés and 19 Speedsters feature a reworked version of its 5.9 litre 48 valve, naturally aspirated engine to produce 600bhp (85bhp more than the original). Developed with a carbon fibre body, both incorporate an active aero and deployable rear wing to improve stability at high speeds. Other design tweaks include new centre locking 19” bespoke alloy wheels designed by APP Tech, the overall effect is muscular, purposeful and unmistakably Aston Martin. >>
As part of the ‘R-Experience’, customers receive a bespoke gift box upon placing their order, specify every element of their TWINs with the designers at Aston Martin St Gallen in Niederwil, Switzerland, before being invited to witness the team of skilled craftspeople at R-Reforged 30,000 sq ft facility produce their cars. The brand’s blend of traditional and contemporary processes includes leather trimming by Bridge of Weir.
Unveiled this summer, production will begin in 2020 Q4. R-Reforged forms part of the AF Racing Group, a project partner on the Aston Martin Valkyrie. R-Reforged’s second project, the Aston Martin Vanquish 25 by CALLUM, will also enter production this year.
Aston Martin VP and chief marketing officer, Peter Freedman said: “Aston Martin’s relationship with Zagato stretches back 60 years and together in that time we have created a series of very special cars. The Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato Heritage TWINS by R-Reforged project is a fitting tribute to the Zagato centenary anniversary.”