Aston Martin Callum Vanquish 25 shooting brake teased
Ian Callum has provided a glimpse at an estate version of the Vanquish 25, sporting a unique coach-built rear end
With the Vanquish 25, Ian Callum invigorated one of Aston Martin’s finest GTs with comprehensive design and engineering upgrades, but the ex-Jaguar design chief isn’t finished yet. A shooting brake estate version of the V12 icon has been teased through Callum’s Instagram page, revealing a coach-built rear end and a swooping bodystyle not dissimilar to the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso.
This software render provides a first look at what could be a more versatile – and arguably even more beautiful – version of the reimagined Vanquish, which already features new bumpers, headlights, cooling ducts and wheels. The shooting brake takes a much more radical – and expensive – approach with a new roof and tailgate, which would likely be coachbuilt in production spec.
Of course, Callum is a designer by trade, but the Vanquish 25 undergoes significant changes beneath its sympathetically updated exterior. The 5.9-litre naturally aspirated V12 receives a power uplift to 580bhp thanks to revised cylinder heads, a new exhaust and calibration changes, with the engine mated to a manual gearbox from Aston Martin Works as an option.
Of course, that extra power puts the chassis under more stress, so the Vanquish 25 adopts specially tuned Bilstein dampers, uprated suspension bushes and stiffer anti-roll bars. Carbon ceramic brakes round off the dynamic overhaul, and if the shooting brake version materialises, expect it to adopt a similar engineering direction.
The interior should also be similar (when looking forwards, at least). Callum has addressed what is one of the Vanquish's weaker aspects with redesigned seats, tweaked ergonomics and a new carbonfibre dashboard featuring a modern infotainment system. With a detachable Bremont clock and billet aluminium trim inserts, the cabin is almost entirely bespoke, but customers can expand this further with almost limitless personalisation requests.
With the coupe starting from £550,000, including a donor car, expect the shooting brake to cost significantly more by virtue of its bespoke bodywork if it becomes available.