A Great Way to Spend £1.75m
Aston Martin teamed up with R-Reforged to revive the V12 Vantage Zagato and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the design house. The cars were first announced in 2019, and now the first prototype pair have rolled off R-Reforged’s production line, according to EVO.
AF Racing AG commissioned the cars and only 38 of the models will be built. There will be 19 Speedsters and 19 coupes. Zagato is deeply involved in the project as well.
The prototypes were built exclusively for the private Zagato collection, but they will be used for putting the finishing touches on the vehicles at the IDIADA test facility in Spain.
These cars get a leg up on the standard cars. The engine is still the 5.9-liter naturally aspirated V12 but it now makes 600 hp. The cars also have a reduced curb weight from the standard vehicle for a better power-to-weight ratio. That means it should do a bit better than the standard car’s time of 4.2-seconds to 62 mph.
“The Aston Martin V12 Zagato Heritage TWINS by R-Reforged are an exceptional tribute to our very own heritage. They combine the best of two automotive worlds: a speedster in its purest form and the perfectly shaped and astonishing silhouette of the coupe,” said CEO of Zagato Milano, Dr. Andrea Zagato.
The cars cost £1.75 million per pair. The first pair will go on display at Aston Martin St. Gallen in Switzerland before going on a global tour in 2021 to showcase what Aston, Zagato, and R-Reforged have done.