Only 19 sets will be built.
When Aston Martin shoves a V12 engine into one of its smaller cars, it's usually a recipe for excellence. Its latest creation, the 2021 Aston Martin V12 Speedster, is the perfect example. To celebrate its V12 engine's heritage and the 100th anniversary of legendary styling house Zagato, Aston Martin commissioned Swedish company R-Reforged to build a continuation series of the V12 Zagato.
And now the first examples of the Heritage Twins in a run of only 19 customer sets have been unveiled. Commissioned by none other than Andrea and Marella Zagato for their private collection, this is the first time R-Reforged has shown off its finished masterpieces, both of which were constructed at a new facility in Warwick, UK.
Derived from the original 2011 Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato Coupe, both cars have evolved from the initial design, with new elements such as the splitter, front wings, sleeker tail, and active aero. "The essence of this project was to create a perfect 'garage,' comprising two desirable and collectible cars, Coupe and Roadster," said Andrea Zagato. Owners can option their cars as a matching pair or individual designs, working with designers to personalize every last detail.
Under the hood, the 5.9-liter V12 engine now produces 600 horsepower, 85 hp more than the original car had. R-Reforged engineers added a performance aluminum air intake and titanium exhaust, improving the V12's already stellar soundtrack.
Each car takes a team of 12 craftspeople 16 weeks to assemble. With details like a 'visual carbon' weave finish option that takes over 400 hours to complete, it's not difficult to see why it takes so long to build one.
If they don't like a bare carbon look, customers can select from an endless array of paint colors and matching interior hues made from Bridge of Weir's finest Grade A leather. Other special touches include a mottled surface texture that looks like a pebble or gloss leather to match the exterior paint.
"Revealing these cars marks an incredibly special moment in both Zagato's long history and in our own, very short journey of just three years," says R-Universe CEO Thomas Mayer. "We have brought together an incredible team of engineers and craftspeople to develop and produce these beautiful, exquisitely detailed cars that amplify the design, craftsmanship, performance, and ownership experience of the original."