Today Zagato announced plans to produce Aston Martin Vantage V12’s. Heritage Twins to be specific. The catch? You can’t buy one, buyers receive the twins.
All the way back in 2012 Zagato shared their creation based on the V12 Vantage. Only 150 editions were made and the Aston Martin was sold solely as a coupé.
Now we are in 2020. Zagato announced to produce just 19 pairs of Zagato twins in collaboration with R-Reforged in the United Kingdom.
Time for a Party
The Zagato collaborations is revived with a reason, wait, two reasons. The Italian Zagato Atelier celebrated it’s 100th birthday last year, and the Zagato V12 Vantage twins are also a celebration of Aston Martin and Zagato’s 60-year long partnership.
Zagato claims to have already sold the majority of the 19 pairs of Twins, but let’s get more specific on the individual cars. The Twin package consists of a Speedster V12 and a classic Coupé, both based on the 2011 Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato. Both of the ‘Twins’ share some of Zagato’s iconic design features, like the ‘double bubble’ rooftop on the Coupé.
The buyers of the exclusive Zagato and R-Reforged edition Vantage can ‘design their own gift’. The buyer will receive a gift box upon order placement and can specify a lot of details of their own Aston Martin V12 Vantage heritage Twins edition. When the design is final the to-be owners will be invited to R-Reforged facility in Warwick, UK, to see how their ‘twins’ are handcrafted.
Power like we’re used to
Both vehicles will be powered by an updated version of the 5.9 litre V12 engine, which will now deliver 600 brake horsepower, 85 more than back in 2011. The body of the car will be made of mainly carbon fibre. Both of the twins come with an active suspension package and deployable rear wing, as you would expect on such luxurious sports cars.
A matter of taste
The design of the Heritage edition Vantage is definitely unique, although I expect it is not everyone’s cup of tea. The colour gold, widely used in the design, symbolizes the success and 100-year heritage of Zagato. The second coluor is platinum, meant to symbolize durability and strong catalytic capacities, hoping to portray Zagato’s next 100 years.
The cars are expected to be produced in the last months of this year.