Italian design and coachbuilding firm Bertone has created an exclusive shooting brake concept version of the magnificent Aston Martin Rapide.
Bertone‘s stylish reinterpretation of the Aston Martin Rapide is not just justified. It absolutely embodies the term “shooting brake”.About to premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, the Bertone Aston Martin Rapide Jet 2+2 has been created to celebrate both Aston’s centenary and 60 years of collaboration between the elegant giants, Aston Martin and Bertone. Actually, the Jet 2+2 follows the Jet 2 concept car from 2004, which was a shooting brake version of the Vanquish. It has been commissioned as a strict one-off by an Aston Martin collector.
The elegant Jet 2+2 retains the same mechanicals as the Rapide, and the same dimensions as well. Power comes from a 470bhp version of Aston’s 5.9-litre V12 taken from the current Rapide, rather than the more potent 550bhp version from the upcoming Rapide S (that model also makes its debut in Geneva).
The biggest change from the Rapide to Jet 2+2 is its altered shooting brake-style body. Stretched, muscular lines help accentuate the car’s sleek, elegant shape. Finished with a two-tone leather interior, the addition of a stretched and heightened spatial configuration provides more head- and luggage room.
All in all, yes, this is a real gem. Not that anybody expected anything less than just that.