Should this be a crime or a medal for bravery?
Only 99 examples of the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake are planned and all were quickly sold. Buyers have a long list of customization options that include interior and exterior colors. Most will select those color combos wisely because going too wild could potentially diminish resale value, if they so choose to turn this V12 masterpiece into an investment. And then there’s this particular Vanquish Zagato SB. Yes, it’s pink. Very pink.
The photos were taken by none other than Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer himself who posted them to Instagram. “My Friday factory walk (Gemba) and I came across this beautiful Zagato Shooting Brake about to be shipped,” he wrote in the post. “It’s certainly going to stand out for a lucky customer.”
Yes, it’ll definitely stand out, for better or for worse. It’s great seeing a buyer not giving a crap about resale (or what constitutes good taste) and simply buying something for themselves with no shame. They just went for it. We do dig its black wheels and, if you look closely, the gold accents behind the front wheels. But let's be clear here - that color is an abomination on a car as exquisite as this.
Under the Vanquish Zagato's long hood lies a naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 engine with 580 glorious horsepower. And despite its extended roof, this supercar still only has two seats. With extra space out back, it’s literally the perfect grand tourer. Nothing like a long weekend getaway with your significant other and plenty of space for your luggage.
Some of you will rightly debate the merits of ordering such an exclusive, Italian-styled piece of machinery in what is, quite frankly, a ludicrous color. Fortunately, it doesn’t matter if pink is your color or a potential future buyer’s or not. Why? Anything can be repainted. Aston Martin would be more than happy to do so, for a price. While we can’t make out the interior color, we know it would be much more difficult and expensive to change. Maybe it’s pink. Maybe it’s not. Whatever it is, it’s the pink exterior paint that’ll turn the most heads.