The 2021 Aston Martin CALLUM Vanquish 25, a Future Rare Ride

the 2021 aston martin callum vanquish 25 a future rare ride

Aston Martin’s V12 Vanquish was the company’s heavy hitter GT of the 2000s decade. Between 2001 and 2007, just over 2,500 examples of the Vanquish were produced, composed of 1,492 standard 2+2 coupes, and 1,086 of the sportier S version that ditched the rear seats.

Now, a select few customers can have a thoroughly reengineered Vanquish S, created by the man who designed the original.

Ian Callum designed many Aston Martins of the 2000s, and most recently was design director at Jaguar. As he planned to leave the Jaguar nine to five behind, he decided to set up his own company – CALLUM. Several former employees from Jaguar Land Rover joined Callum at the new company, and the group decided on a first project: a redesigned Vanquish.

The customer base for such a special car is mostly existing owners of the Vanquish, who want another, more special version. Callum and crew are happy to help, and will work their magic on an owner’s Vanquish S, or source one for the customer.

The Vanquish 25 features a number of exterior detail changes: New grilles of milled aluminum, carbon fiber inlets in place of the gawky original driving lamps, and a new front and rear LED light assemblies. Mr. Callum also reworked the interior with various carbon fiber components, a shaved down steering wheel rim, upgraded leather, and a center screen from Alpine. On the rear parcel shelf, luxurious matching luggage appears. The overall interior look is one of Ford switchgear plus additional detailing Aston couldn’t afford when the Vanquish was new. The whole car features many examples of Abstract Tartan, a geometric design that is set to be the company’s hallmark.

Underhood, the 5.9-liter V12 of the original car remains, but horsepower is up by 60. to 580. There’s a new intake, a heavily revised exhaust which exits at the rear and through the hood, and new engine management. There are three transmission options on the revised car. The standard Vanquish single-clutch automated manual (loved by few) can be kept, or swapped for a six-speed automatic from GM, or a six-speed manual swap can be performed by Aston Martin Works.

Well-heeled customers will have to make these tough calls for their Vanquish 25. As the name suggests, the car will be limited to a production of 25 examples. The exclusive car comes with an exclusive price: After you purchase a Vanquish S (probably $80,000 or more), you’ll need to hand over an additional $600,000. Once you’ve paid, all work will be performed in England by R-Reforged, a firm with a history of making high-buck custom cars.

Doubtful they’ll have any trouble finding 25 customers in short order for such an assuredly Rare Ride. For a nice video review of the Vanquish 25, check out the latest from Harry’s Garage.

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  • Raph Raph on Sep 28, 2020

    Ian Callum! The man who is responsible for the "ubiquitous modern coupe shape"! If it weren't for Ian Callum it would be nearly impossible to confuse some many modern coupes at a glance. Although I'll credit GM and the Camaro even though its failing miserably for bucking the trend of stealing Callum's sexy coupe shape.

  • Tankinbeans Tankinbeans on Sep 28, 2020

    A world without string is chaos.

  • 285exp I am quite sure that it is a complete coincidence that they have announced a $7k price increase the same week that the current administration has passed legislation extending the $7k tax credit that was set to expire. Yep, not at all related.
  • Syke Is it possible to switch the pure EV drive on and off? Given the wonderful throttle response of an EV, I could see the desirability of this for a serious off-roader. Run straight ICE to get to your off-roading site, switch over the EV drive during the off-road section, then back to ICE for the road trip back home.
  • ToolGuy Historical Perspective Moment:• First-gen Bronco debuted in MY1966• OJ Simpson Bronco chase was in 1994• 1966 to 1994 = 28 years• 1994 to now = 28 yearsFeel old yet?
  • Ronnie Schreiber From where is all that electricity needed to power an EV transportation system going to come? Ironically, the only EV evangelist that I know of who even mentions the fragile nature of our electrical grid is Elon Musk. None of the politicians pushing EVs go anywhere near it, well, unless they are advocating for unreliable renewables like wind and solar.
  • FreedMike I just don’t see the market here - I think about 1.2% of Jeep drivers are going to be sold on the fuel cost savings here. And the fuel cost savings are pretty minimal, per the EPA: fuel costs for this vehicle are $2200 and $2750 for the equivalent base turbo-four model. I don’t get it.