For the past year, Swiss Company R-Reforged has been quietly working on their Aston Martin V12 Zagato Heritage TWINS project. Now they’re ready to reveal what they’ve been doing, and their work is nothing less than spectacular.
Hand-built in Warwick, England, the Aston Martin V12 Zagato Heritage TWINS take their inspiration from the V12 Zagato originally launched in 2011, making them a continuation series. The bodywork is heavily influenced by the Zagato, complete with the double-bubble roof design on the coupe, the Zagato style grille, the haunches over the rear wheels, and the single round taillights. The cars are made completely from carbon fibre. They also have a deployable rear spoiler for greater stability at high speeds. Though the 2011 Zagato only came as a coupe, the V12 Zagato Heritage TWINS are available as both a coupe and a convertible.
The engine for the TWINS is a reworked version of the Zagato’s 5.9-litre, 48-valve engine. Capable of 600 horsepower, the cars will have plenty of speed. That’s a fitting result as the original car was built to celebrate the longtime relationship between the British sports car manufacturer and the Italian design house Zagato. The cars also come on 19-inch centre-lock wheels. The first two examples of the coupe and the convertible are done in gold and platinum as specified by Marella Rivolta Zagato, who co-runs Zagato. “The most symbolic colours are gold and platinum, which are precious metals,” says Zagato. “Gold, an emblem of purity and distinction, is in my mind a tribute to our first century. Platinum is resistant to corrosion and has great catalytic capabilities, which is what I wish for our next 100 years.”
The first cars will be unveiled this summer, with the production of customer vehicles happening in the fourth quarter. Only 19 examples of both the coupe and the convertible will be made, with each complying to specs requested by the owners. As you might suspect, most of these cars have already been claimed.