By Máté Petrány July 22, 2020 The Aston Martin CALLUM Vanquish 25 by R-Reforged was first revealed in 2019 but has now been fully developed for production. This would be the car that would set the company’s future, as a manufacturer of high-tech, high-end sporty electric vehicles. … And a proper encore Callum Designs has given the Vanquish. Just 25 examples of the Aston Martin Callum Vanquish will be built, at £550,000 apiece. And it’s smart engineering, because it also works as an aero device. Aston’s former chief designer Ian Callum designed the original Vanquish, which was produced from 2001 to 2007. An almost entirely bespoke offering, the Callum Vanquish 25 concept from 2019 included personal details like ‘Rebel Rebel’ written on the fuel filler flap (because Callum is a David Bowie fan, not due to a dislike of electric cars, he says), and ‘Made you look’ written on the tailpipes. Ian Callum CBE FRSE (born 30 July 1954) is a British car designer who has worked for Ford, TWR, Aston Martin, and in 1999 became the Director of Design for Jaguar Cars, which then merged into Jaguar Land Rover in 2013, a position he held until mid 2019. This is a inovative design solution too, eliminating the clutter around the valance. With more than 100 detail changes to the original, it still looks all of what a Vanquish should look like. Under the hood, Callum’s team of engineers have fitted carbon and leather dressing, plus a bespoke carbon fibre air intake system. to showcase CALLUM’s take on ‘abstract’ tartan, SHARE. Modifications by Callum mean power is up by 60bhp from the Vanquish S’s V12 in standard form. THE ASTON MARTIN CALLUM VANQUISH 25 BY R-REFORGED. I’m particularly impressed with how it drives. The car is based on the Vanquish S which Callum designed for Aston Martin during his time at TWR. From the lower, more sculpted and cosseting seat, the crisper steering with enhanced feel, to just the glorious way it sounds, I think we have created something quite special.”. Callum's reimagined Vanquish sits 10mm lower than the original and on new wheel choices. for future creations. The project represents the first collaboration between Swiss firm R-Reforged and Mr. Callum. What happens when renowned car designer Ian Callum gets a chance to reimagine one of his greatest achievements, making over 350 engineering, material and design changes along the way? THE INTENT OF LINE, FORM AND FUNCTION MUST BE CLEAR IT’S THE HEART OF THE VANQUISH. A reworking of the Aston Martin Vanquish from 2001, this is the outcome when Ian Callum no longer needs to conform with the strict budget of … which will be one of CALLUM’s design identities Ian Callum, after having left Jaguar recently as design chief, has just announced his debut project with the unveiling of the Aston Martin Vanquish 25. And with a naturally aspirated V12 under its long bonnet, the Callum Vanquish 25 already looks more alluring than any 2,000hp electric hypercar. Ian Callum, handily, is developing his own super bespoke GT. AND WITHOUT AMBIGUITY, IT HAD TO BE THE V12. Apparently, Ian Callum felt the car was due for an encore. Vanquish 25 Get’s 100 Detail Changes. Modifications to the first-generation Vanquish S, which was in production from 2004 to 2007, include efforts to sharpen handling, adding more agility and control to what was originally conceived as a long-distance cruiser. We’re sure if you own a Vanquish, or at least admire the design, you won’t want to see too much changed and that’s how Callum seems to have handled the Vanquish 25. And now comes the Aston Martin CALLUM Vanquish 25 by R-Reforged, fully endorsed by Aston Martin. Under the banner of his new design group Callum, former Aston Martin and Jaguar design boss Ian Callum has given the original Vanquish a serious facelift, addressing some of the niggles he had when he designed the car back in the late-1990s. I am an automotive and technology journalist who has written for Wired UK and the BBC, and have a life-long passion for everything on four wheels. Ian Callum is one of the most legendary car designers in the industry, having penned the iconic shapes of the Jaguar F-Type, Aston Martin DB7, and Jaguar XK.That's why it … His younger brother Moray Callum is Vice President, Design, Ford Motor Company Changes include stiffer anti-roll bars, a 10mm lower ride height, up to 60mm wider track, and Michelin Pilot Sport tires specifically chosen for their linearity in performance without giving an overly-hard ride. for you, too. Ian Callum Revisits the Aston Martin Vanquish. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Each one tells its own story. Having shaped the Vanquish two decades ago, Ian Callum has now modified one, too. Following the launch of his own business, ex-Jaguar designer Ian Callum announced its first project, the Aston Martin Vanquish 25.. Callum Designs … CLARITY OF INTENT. Changes from the concept of last summer include a revised interior, more trim options, and a definitive chassis and powertrain setup. Only 25 examples of the Aston Martin Vanquish 25 by CALLUM will come out of his … The answer is this, the Callum Vanquish 25. Scroll . When announced last year, the car was priced at £550,000 ($692,000). We have collaborated with Bremont WE ARE CALLUM A challenge is what excites us . There’s no invisibility cloak, sadly, but more than 350 changes add up to a substantially new supercar. The Aston Martin Vanquish is a grand tourer introduced by British luxury automobile manufacturer Aston Martin in 2001 as a successor to the Aston Martin Vantage (1993).. A very modern classic: Ian Callum on his reborn Aston Martin Vanquish The Vanquish 25 is Ian Callum's tribute to one of his greatest car designs. Before you leave the car there will be a surprise This Vanquish is the firm's first effort. But it is also your story. And out of the Integrated Diffuser Exhaust System comes a sound that you will love. You will be cordially invited to become part of the team building your car, allowing you to talk colour combinations with Ian Callum. Ian Callum, the former styling chief of Jaguar and Aston Martin, told C/D he was going to create modern versions of cars he previously designed, and here's the first one. As implied in the name, just 25 units of the bespoke-built, limited edition grand tourer will be made, each with new materials and advanced technologies. CALLUM is a design and engineering business creating bespoke and limited-edition products. Over 20,000 miles of test driving has taken place in the last nine months, as Callum prepares to deliver the first of what he has previously said will be a series of reimagined cars to bear his own name. I write about the automotive industry and where it is headed next. Designer Ian Callum Celebrates Independence by Reimagining His Classic Aston Martin Vanquish The former director of design for Jaguar has opened his own outfit, and the Aston Martin Vanquish … Outside, the new bonnet vents carefully allow air into Callum said: “The designers, engineers and craftspeople have poured all their energy into breathing new life into the car pithing the boundaries of every detail: flawless surface finishes, tight shut lines and a crafted interior I believe you’ll enjoy spending time in. What happens when renowned car designer Ian Callum gets a chance to reimagine one of his greatest achievements, making over 350 engineering, material and design changes along the way? 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Ian Callum CBE In 2001, the Vanquish entered into Aston Martin’s history as one of its iconic models, and the last to be produced at Newport Pagnell. And the re-trimmed and re-profiled panels, made SEE MORE HERE . Callum The first product of legendary Scottish designer Ian Callum’ s new studio is all set for the road. Shown off in concept form in 2019, the car is now ready to go into production, which kicks off in September. 01 about 02 ian 03 contact 04 downloads. Further interior options include brushed or polished dark chrome details, and a wallet veneer option instead of carbon. Autoweek pal and designer extraordinaire Ian Callum left Jaguar and opened his own design and engineering firm. Ian Callum's $655,000 Revamped Aston Martin Vanquish 25 Heads to Production If you're looking to buy a modern old car, get in line, because only 25 will be built. In short, this is what Callum always wished the original Vanquish could have been 20 years ago. Discuss performance engineering with Adam Donfrancesco. Designed by Callum and made by Swiss firm R-Reforged, the Callum Vanquish is being produced at the company’s UK subsidiary in Warwick, England. The answer is this, the Aston Martin Callum Vanquish 25 by R-Reforged. The custom carbon fibre air box, together with equal length primaries, helps the Vanquish 25 by CALLUM to sing. Plus, for the first time with the Vanquish, the option of a fully automatic six-speed torque-converter gearbox. BUT IAN AND I TOOK A DEEP BREATH BEFORE WE BEGAN WORK. Former Jaguar head designer Ian Callum's is back with his first post-JLR project: the Aston Martin Vanquish 25. Ian Callum's restomod Aston Martin Vanquish is just the beginning. The car is available in an infinite number of body color, plus eight interior trim colors to pick from, three bespoke 20-inch wheel options, and three transmissions options: manual, auto, and semi-automatic. the engine bay. Ian Callum has had a burning ambition to improve the original Vanquish for at least a decade and has tackled the problem with subtlety and restraint. This Vanquish is the firm's first effort. Byron Hurd September 3, 2019 Comment Now! to create a elegant instrument cluster as well as We take a closer look and meet the man himself. And we want it to be personal for you too. That initiative starts with the Aston Martin Vanquish 25, a thorough rework of the original Vanquish Callum built from 2001 to 2007, when Ford counted the English brand in … Together with tuned, equal-length stainless steel primary collectors, the intake system promises to create a sonorous V12 howl from the 580bhp, six-liter, naturally-aspirated engine. But naturally, this is far more than a skin-deep exercise… Settle into the lower, ergonomic pre-sculpted seats and you’ll appreciate the optimised driving position, new finer steering wheel and paddle shifters. On Monday, the designer's new firm revealed the Aston Martin Vanquish 25 … © 2021 Forbes Media LLC. The former Aston Martin and Jaguar design chief has also suggested he might one day make a new car all of his own. Ian Callum is one of the most renowned automotive designers in the industry and is behind some of the best designs ever, including the Aston Martin Vanquish.. Now head of his own design company, Callum has created the Aston Martin Vanquish 25 by R … Just 25 examples are being offered, with the first cars headed to customers in Europe and Latin America later this year. A tailored luggage set can also be ordered, made by Mulberry and designed to fit perfectly in the rear of the cabin. After a 20-year stint with Jaguar Land Rover, British car designer Ian Callum has unveiled a redesign of an old favourite: the Aston Martin Vanquish 25 Three years ago, Ian Callum was preparing to reveal his Jaguar I-Pace Concept Car to the world. And his muse apparently likes it, because he was inspired to bring back the model for a limited-edition production run. And now comes the Aston Martin CALLUM Vanquish 25 by R-Reforged, fully endorsed by Aston Martin. You may opt-out by. The resurrected Vanquish, or Aston Martin CALLUM Vanquish 25 by R-Reforged to give it its full name is only limited to only 25 units. IN 2001, THE VANQUISH ENTERED INTO ASTON MARTIN’S HISTORY AS ONE OF ITS ICONIC MODELS, AND THE LAST TO BE PRODUCED AT NEWPORT PAGNELL. Infinite paint options and eight interior options are available for customers to choose from. Ian Callum used to be in charge of design for Jaguar and Aston Martin, but back in June, the automotive icon left Jaguar after 20 years of making cars like the original XK and the I-pace, as well as the DB7 and a … The famous car designer’s new company – simply called ‘Callum’ – has refined the classic Vanquish for a new era. Inside, the Callum Vanquish 25 by R-Reforged features a unique upholstery pattern Callum calls abstract tartan on the standard Bridge of Weir leather seats, which sit lower than in the stock car. Yet that's what Ian Callum has managed with an updated and heavily revised version of one of his most famous cars, the 2001-2007 Aston Martin Vanquish. a bespoke pocket watch. Your eyes (and your ears) will be drawn to the new carbon fibre topped centre console, which gives you an integrated audio system with CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth and an eightinch media display. Callum was founded in 2019 by renowned automotive designer Ian Callum CBE, who is responsible for some of the industry’s most recognizable and iconic car designs, including: the original Aston Martin Vanquish; the Ford Puma; and; 2019’s World Car of the Year award winner, the Jaguar I … from Scottish Bridge of Weir leather, are the first As with the 2019 concept, the car is offered with leather provided by British firm Bridge of Weir Leather Company, and a removable Bremont pocket watch acts as both a dashboard clock and personal timepiece – said to be an industry-first collaboration between car company and watch maker. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. Ian Callum just reimagined the Aston Martin Vanquish, a car he designed more than 20 years ago by Ciprian Florea, on July 26, 2020, 02:00 For us, the Vanquish 25 by CALLUM is personal. Autoweek pal and designer extraordinaire Ian Callum left Jaguar and opened his own design and engineering firm. 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