Aston Martin and Zagato are at it again. We have no complaints.
Aston Martin and Zagato have produced some spectacular designs together over the course of their long and distinguished history together – and they're still going at it, with no sign of slowing down. But to celebrate Zagato's centenary, they've dug one out of their archives, put it back into production (albeit highly limited), and put a new spin on it.
The Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato Heritage Twins collection revives the coachbuilt custom on which the two storied marques collaborated earlier this decade. They only made 150 examples the first time around, based on the previous Vantage.
This time they'll make another 19 coupes. But in a special twist, they'll be joined by another 19 speedsters, the likes of which we've never seen before.
”The Aston Martin V12 Zagato Heritage TWINS by R-Reforged are an exceptional tribute to our very own heritage. They are the most beautiful retro-future (neo-classic) designed Zagatos to be ever produced,” noted Dr. Andrea Zagato. "They combine the best of two automotive worlds: A Speedster in its purest form and the perfectly shaped and astonishing silhouette of the Coupé. A very bespoke and emotional experience as well as an invaluable and special project.”
Instead of being produced by either Aston Martin or Zagato, though, the Heritage Twins will be built under the new R-Reforged brand of Vynamic GmbH – a spin-off of AF Racing AG (an established partner of Aston Martin Racing and the Valkyrie project) and Aston Martin St Gallen (the company's exclusive dealer in Switzerland).
We're almost too afraid to ask how much the Heritage Twins will sell for, but we're sure they'll command a considerable premium over the £330,000 (~$430k) they originally charged for the V12 Zagato (pictured below in orange) when production commenced in 2012.