Production-Ready Callum Vanquish Revealed
The production version of the Aston Martin Callum Vanquish 25 has been revealed, showing an evolved version of the revisited concept first shown nine months ago. Based on the iconic first-generation Aston Martin Vanquish originally designed by Ian Callum, the Vanquish 25 features a revised interior, more trim options and a final chassis and powertrain setup.
In total, more than 350 design, engineering and material changes were made to the car, implemented after 20,000 miles of rigorous testing on UK roads and at Michelin’s proving ground in Ladoux.
Under the skin, new Bilstein shocks, stiffer anti-roll bars, a lowered ride height of 10mm and specific Michelin Pilot Sport tires provide improved agility and control. In addition to the suspension improvements, the steering feel is enhanced by a slimmer wheel rim and lower seating position.
As for the howl of the car, the 580bhp V12, the engine bay has been detailed with carbon and leather trim, with a new bespoke carbon intake system also fitted with stainless steel primary manifolds. of equal length.
The cars are produced by R-Reforged, which is part of the R-Universe brand group of AF Racing Group, which also includes the R-Motorsport racing team that leads Aston Martins in international competition.
“After a year of accumulating kilometers in our development prototype, I am convinced that we have achieved the goals we set for ourselves of a very responsive but flexible car,” said Adam Donfrancesco, director of engineering at R-Reforged.
“There was a perception that a lot of what we planned was aesthetic, but the way the car drives, feels, goes, stops and sounds is actually where a lot of our effort was focused. .
“We’ve set a setup that refines the feel of a large, compound Aston Martin GT, but sharpens and perfects it based on the progress that new tires, suspension and knowledge bring.
Customers will have the option to specify the car in sessions with Ian Callum himself, remotely or at the Warwick factory where the car is assembled. There are literally limitless exterior color options, as well as a choice of eight interior trims – with leather trim provided by Bridge of Weir Leather Company. In what is an industry first, the car also comes with a removable pocket watch from Bremont and a bespoke luggage set from Mulberry.
Further enhancing the customizable nature of the car, there are three transmission options (manual, automatic and semi-automatic) and three choices of custom 20-inch wheels.
The first batch of Aston Martin Callum Vanquish 25 is expected to be built in September with initial deliveries slated for Europe and Latin America