Former Jaguar chief designer will rework old Aston MartinsSeptember 2, 2019
Ian Callum presented the debut project of his studio
The debut project of the Callum studio, founded by former Jaguar chief designer Ian Callum, will be a limited series of “redesigned and improved” Aston Martin Vanquish V12. The first copies of the sports coupe will be delivered to customers before the end of this year, and the entire circulation of 25 cars will be selected by the end of 2020.
The “new old” Callum’s Vanquish will look similar to the original coupe with the design of 2001 (the first high-profile project of Callum). Cars will get another front bumper, a radiator grill with carbon fiber edging and more pronounced horizontal rods, they will lose fog lights – in their place they will install air ducts for cooling carbon-ceramic brakes. In addition, the shape of the mirrors and side skirts will change.
Headlights – LED. Side windows are framed in specially made exterior trim elements. Most of the decorative details of the exterior and interior are decorated with a signature pattern called “abstract tartan.” The architecture of the sports car interior has been changed: the emphasis is on the quality of fitting elements and materials. Vanquish is equipped with a new front seat with a sportier profile, Apple CarPlay media support and Bremont analogue watches.
In addition to the corrected appearance, Vanquish will acquire an updated 5.9-liter V12 engine with a rewritten control program, a new camshaft and an exhaust system. The engine, the output of which will be 500-600 horsepower, will be combined with a modern six-speed automatic transmission. Also, the coupe will receive a new suspension, stabilizers and wheels.
Autocar reports that Callum partners built two prototypes of the new Vanquish: one to demonstrate visual changes, the second to test and adjust the suspension.
According to preliminary information, the price of each car will be 400 thousand pounds.
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