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News Aston Martin Vanquish 25 Designed By Ian Callum Is A Masterpiece

Aston Martin Vanquish 25 Designed By Ian Callum Is A Masterpiece

It's essentially an Aston Martin Vanquish restomod

  • Ian Callum designed the original Aston Martin Vanquish when Aston was still in Ford’s portfolio

  • The British designer has reimagined his own design with a modern twist

  • The Aston Martin Vanquish 25 will be ready for production


Ian Callum is one of the most renowned automotive designers in the industry and is behind some of the best designs ever, including the Aston Martin Vanquish.

Now head of his own design company, Callum has created the Aston Martin Vanquish 25 by R-Reforged, a modern spin on his original design. The car was previewed last fall and is now almost ready to go. R-Reforged, a spin-off builder from Swiss racing team AF Racing, will be building the Vanquish 25.

Original Aston Martin Vanquish
Original Aston Martin Vanquish | Photo: Aston Martin

The changes to the original Vanquish are subtle, and yet immediately noticeable. The car looks more modern thanks to revised body panels that are sharper and slightly straighter, rectangular air intakes on the hood, a wider track, and larger 20-inch wheels compared to the original Vanquish’ 19-inc wheels. The rims are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport tires and the car is lowered by 10 mm.

The modern touches continue behind the wheel. A redesigned chassis with new dampers, anti-roll bars, and bushes means a better ride with improved cornering and handling.

Aston Martin Vanquish 25 interior
Aston Martin CALLUM Vanquish 25 by R-Reforged | Photo: R-Reforged

The interior remains largely the same when it comes to the overall design of the steering wheel, centre console and dashboard, but the Vanquish 25 by R-Reforged gets new seats upholstered in Bridge of Weir leather with abstract tartan.

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The engine remains a 6.0-litre V12, but power jumps from 460 hp to 580 horsepower. There’s a new camshaft, high-flow intake, exhaust system, and mapping for the 12-cylinder powertrain. And yes, like the original Vanquish, a six-speed automated manual will be available along with a traditional 6-speed automatic.

Only 25 redesigned Vanquish models will be built at a cost of 550,000 British Pounds, roughly $700,000 US or $938,000 CAD.

Aston Martin Vanquish 25
Aston Martin CALLUM Vanquish 25 by R-Reforged | Photo: R-Reforged

Aston Martin Vanquish 25
Aston Martin CALLUM Vanquish 25 by R-Reforged | Photo: R-Reforged

Aston Martin Vanquish 25
Aston Martin CALLUM Vanquish 25 by R-Reforged | Photo: R-Reforged

Aston Martin Vanquish 25
Aston Martin CALLUM Vanquish 25 by R-Reforged | Photo: R-Reforged

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