Designer Ian Callum Celebrates Independence by Reimagining His Classic Aston Martin Vanquish


The first project from Ian Callum‘s new, independent design house is probably without precedent. Most modern car designs get a mid-life facelift, and car manufacturers occasionally reissue a classic from their back catalog. But we can’t think of a car designer ever having offered owners of one of their classic designs—long out of production—the chance to have a car subtly updated by the guy who first drew it. With new Aston Martin Vanquish 25 by CALLUM, which has just been revealed in the UK, Ian has done precisely that.

“The Vanquish is a car that, 20 years after I first sketched it, I still feel very passionate about,” Ian told Robb Report. I actually still own one. For some time, I’ve felt that it deserved ‘another chapter’, adding to its story, and I was contemplating doing something to my own car before we started this project.”

Callum quit as Jaguar’s director of design earlier this year, having just lifted the World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year awards for his radical Jaguar I-PACE EV, and been made a Commander of the British Empire for his services to car design. Read more about the Designer Ian Callum Celebrates Independence by...

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07 Sep 2019


By BEN OLIVER