Limited edition of 19 units is priced at 2.2, million USD for the Aston couple
The collaboration between Aston Martin and Zagato is a long one that has produced some truly memorable cars. Some of these have been famous for grace and elegance, others more infamous for what could be termed jaw-slackening design. And the 1960 DB4 GT Zagato and 1986 V8 Zagato probably best represent these two extremes.
Extremely wealthy collectors have announced that 19 couples are officially sanctioned as a ‘sequel’ version of the Zagato V12 coupe, along with an all-new Speedato V12 coming to market.
A subsidiary of the Swiss-German AF racing team, R-Reforged will produce the cars, Aston does not produce them themselves.
The new V12 will get various mechanical upgrades over the 2012 version. Based on the V12 Vantage, the original car will be developed with Aston’s 5.9-liter, naturally aspirated V- engine, providing 591 horsepower. R-Reforged will be offering the single-clutch automated manual transmission that the car came with when launched, and also the option of a seven-speed manual gearbox, which was offered at the end of the car’s life.
R-Reforged will be based on modified versions of existing body cases. According to Donfrancesco, some of these are cars that have never been registered—having been put aside for modification some time ago—while others will be built using V12S donors with minimal mileages.
While Wapato’s previous coupe had an aluminum case, this time it will include all-new carbon fiber body panels. Speedster is considered to be the lightest version of this generation Vantage because they don’t have folding machine. According to the company, this version will be the fastest version with a time of 0 to 60 mph in the range between three seconds and the maximum speed somewhere exceeds 200 mph.
Both cars have rear wing to improve stability at speed. Support the new 19 inch body lock center.
R-Reforged says that more than half of the proposed run of cars have already been sold, with deliveries due to begin in the first quarter of next year. They’re priced at the equivalent of $2.2 million “ex-works” for each pair. (For reference, the 2012 coupe cost the equivalent of $412,000 at the time.) Still, they look like a bargain compared to Aston’s other Zagato-themed pairing, the one between the Continuation DB4 GT and the DBS GT Zagato, which will cost you $7.4 million. For the deepest-pocketed collectors, it will doubtless be a case of gotta catch ’em all.