The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish was the flagship car of the British brand for most of the 2000s. several versions were released, from the Royal Excellence V12 Vanquish to the latest Vanquish S Refresh model.
However, now the original 2001+ model is getting a new lease of life as a super-GT Thanks to Callum Automotive,as EVO magazine reports.
Ian Callum, former head of design at Jaguar , is the man who originally designed the Vanquish. Soon after, he moved his design language and process to Jaguar, so the XKR and F-Type R were nicknamed "Baby Aston".
The process that Callum Automotive goes through to “reforge " Vanquish is actually quite interesting. The exterior paint will be fully customizable for each client, but only 8 interior colors will be offered.
New trim options are available, including walnut and carbon fiber. The driver's seat has been placed on the lower rails to improve both comfort and driving dynamics, and the slightly thinner steering wheel rim provides a more pleasant transfer of grip to the hands.
New, custom-made carbon fiber bumpers at the front and rear, as well as custom-made 20-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 s tires, trim some of the excess weight. New bushings, thicker wishbone stabilizers, a full centimeter drop in ride height, and new customized Bilstein shock absorbers specially made for Callum Automotive promise to boost performance while keeping the GT aspect of the Vanquish alive.
The engine will also get a new setup, with a replacement intake and exhaust combining to offer the driver 580 HP. This is 60 HP more than the standard model. In addition, you can keep the semi-automatic transmission from the donor car or install a full 6-speed manual or automatic torque Converter.
Prices for a full set of upgrades and customizations start at 550,000 pounds (approximately $ 704,000), including the purchase of a donor car. Each car is expected to take quite a few months, with production expected to start in September.