The Aston Martin Vanquish is back, proving that you can’t keep a good car down. The model has been around now for nearly twenty years, and it’s spawned a seemingly endless series of variants as it evolved, with the Vanquish S being the most performance-oriented, and the Vanquish Vision Concept—unveiled at last year’s Geneva show—the most forward-looking.
Aston’s former chief designer Ian Callum designed the original Vanquish, which was produced from 2001 to 2007. And his muse apparently likes it, because he was inspired to bring back the model for a limited-edition production run.
The project represents the first collaboration between Swiss firm R-Reforged and Mr. Callum. The variant’s full name is the Aston Martin Callum Vanquish 25 by R-Reforged; not terribly poetic, but everyone got credit anyway.
The car’s poetry makes up for the syllabic mouthful of a name, though its loveliness defies description. The car is drop-dead gorgeous because it’s drop-dead gorgeous, and before you cite us for contempt of style vis-à-vis circular logic, have a look at the photos below. Mechanical details include a new version of the Vanquish’s 5.9L V12; it’ll deliver 580 horsepower.
This grand tourer comes with a set of luggage, too—specially designed to suit the available trunk space—but the most enticing feature of the interiors is the stick; this Vanquish comes with a six-speed manual as an option.
The Callum/R-Reforged collective plans to produce 25 examples of the car.