New changes include one-piece, carbon fiber window surrounds, Bilstein dampers with a 0.4-inch drop in ride height, upgraded bushings, stiffer anti-roll bars, Michelin Pilot Sport tires, and up to 2.3-inch wider tracks. There are now three 20-inch wheel choices, and the 6.0-liter naturally aspirated V12 has been tuned to produce 580 horsepower via a carbon intake system and tuned equal-length stainless steel primary collectors. As far as the transmission goes, R-Reforged gives customers the option of a six-speed manual, a semi-automatic, or a normal torque converter.
Inside, the steering wheel has been made more slender to improve feel. The leather trim has been swapped for a posh one labeled “abstract tartan” made by Bridge of Weir Leather Company, metallic trim pieces have been changed to a brushed or polished dark chrome finish, while the carbon fiber has been replaced with a walnut veneer option. To make it worth your $665,000, the Vanquish 25 by Callum also comes with a removable pocket watch by Bremont and a set of Mulberry’s fitted luggage. Unsurprisingly, the rest can be familiar from Ford’s early 2000s parts bin.
R-Reforged argues that Ian Callum’s now corrected Vanquish design is paired with a car that’s equally pleasant on a 300-mile trip and “a 20-minute run to meet friends at an informal cars and coffee meet.”
The first batch of Vanquish 25s is destined for Europe and Latin America.
Expensive? For sure! Yet if you wish to have the world’s best old Vanquish re-engineered for the future, this is your chance.