A legend recreated – Former Jaguar head designer Ian Callum unveiled the Aston Martin Vanquish 25, a remastered creation of the original Vanquish that he always wanted to do. Strictly limited to just 25 examples the builds will be done at Callum’s new studio and the project is fully endorsed by Aston Martin through its R-Reforged program. At the exterior has been lowered and fitted with new 20-inch rims, along with reshaped carbon-fibre bumpers at each end, front and rear lights are now LED units, and larger anti-roll bars are fitted front and rear to improve steering.
Under the bonnet the 5.9-liter V-12 engine gets a 60 horsepower boost, including a new carbon fiber airbox and a new exhaust system. Plus, for the first time with the Vanquish, the option of a fully automatic six-speed torque-converter gearbox.
At the interior Callum worked with leather specialist Bridge of Weir to develop a new signature tartan. The vertical center console comes in carbon fiber featuring a removable Bremont pocket watch, and an eight-inch media display touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, carbon fiber buttons and aluminum dials. “It’s rare that a designer has the chance to retell the story of one of their own cars. I’ve wanted to do that for some time,” Callum said. “Materials and technologies have advanced, allowing us to introduce these along with new ideas that weren’t feasible when the car was launched.”
The price? Vanquish 25 by Callum is expected be £550,000 (approx. $670,000USD at current exchange rates) plus the cost of a donor Vanquish if you don’t already have one. In the latest episode from Carfection, Alex Goy takes an in-depth look at what Ian’s new company.
Those interested can register their interest over at CALLUM’s website.