OK, so this is an interesting project. Two motor racing companies, German based HWA and Swiss based AF Racing Team, have joined forces to create a new UK based bespoke automotive company called R-Reforged. The purpose is, in essence, to recreate the 2011 Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato. As with the original Vantage V12 Zagato, R-Reforged will be using a V12 Vantage (S) as the base on which to layer that Zagato body style. However, R-Reforged will make use of a fully carbon fiber shell as opposed to aluminum. The new company will be based in Gaydon Warwickshire housed under a new purpose built facility.
R-Reforged will hand build the 38 Coupé and Speedster TWINS that celebrate the centenary of the Zagato Atelier (1919-2019) and 60-year long partnership between the Milanese ‘Signature’ and British sports car manufacturer.
Offered solely in pairs to just 19 customers (with the majority already sold), the sculpted Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato Heritage TWINS by R-Reforged were created by Zagato and R-Reforged to combine the best of two automotive worlds: a sporting Speedster in its purest form and a timeless Coupé, redefining the 2011 Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato.
Each features Zagato design cues, notably the ‘double-bubble’ roof on the Coupé and the 100th-anniversary gold Z badging. The 19 Coupés and 19 Speedsters feature a reworked version of its 5.9 litre 48 valve, naturally aspirated engine to produce 600bhp (85bhp more than the original).
Both variants incorporate an active aero and deployable rear wing to improve stability at high speeds. Design tweaks include a new, center locking 19” bespoke alloy wheels designed by APP Tech.
When the 2011 Aston Martin went on sale it cost £300,000, preowned examples are selling for a premium, you can’t get one below £450,000. The R-Reforged V12 Heritage versions will cost £1.6 per pair. R-Reforged will officially reveal the cars in June or July 2020. Customer vehicle production will begin in the fourth quarter of this year.