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Geneva: Bertone Jet 2+2 is a family-style Aston Martin Rapide

By Zach Bowman

Bertone Jet 2+2 - front three-quarter view, Geneva Motor Show premiere

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Leave it to Bertone to take a stab at improving the look of the Aston Martin Rapide. The coachbuilder may have done just that with its Jet 2+2 shooting brake unveiled here at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Using the sexy Aston four-door as a basis, the coachbuilder worked the Aston’s rear quarters and lifted the roof into a proper hatch, resulting in a machine with plenty of cargo space out back (though rear seat room doesn’t appear to be much better than the production sedan). An LED span joins the vehicle’s two taillights, and the design looks far more cohesive than the original renderings led us to believe.

An unnamed collector commissioned the one-off build, and Bertone is using the longroof to mark the 60th anniversary of the company’s first partnership with Aston Martin. We couldn’t think of a better way to commemorate the date. The stock 6.0-liter V12 remains unsullied, cranking out 476 horsepower, though Bertone has given the interior a once-over with unique wood, glazed aluminum and two leather colors specified by the individual who commissioned the car. Check out the full press release below for more information.

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Bertone Jet 2+2 is a family-style Aston Martin Rapide originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Report: Bertone bringing one-off Aston Martin Rapide shooting brake to Geneva

By Jonathon Ramsey

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Way back in 2004 Bertone created a one-off concept called the Bertone Jet 2, a shooting brake based on the Aston Martin Vanquish. For this year’s Geneva Motor Show the Italian styling house is doing it again, but this time it has used the Rapide to create the Jet 2+2. Employing a model whose lines were more readily made for shooting brake adaptation has resulted in a vehicle that we find far better looking than its predecessor.

There’s a 470-horsepower V12 under the hood, a bespoke interior with two-tone leather, a stretched and heightened rear quarter for more headroom and luggage room, and fold-flat rear seats. An LED strip connects the taillights across the wide tailgate.

An unnamed client commissioned the build, and it also happens to be another candle on Aston Martin‘s centenary birthday cake as well as commemoration of the sixty years since Bertone and Aston Martin first worked together. It will take the floor in Geneva along with the Rapide S.

Bertone bringing one-off Aston Martin Rapide shooting brake to Geneva originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 25 Feb 2013 09:33:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Bertone Shows Its Custom Aston Martin Shooting Brake Ahead Of Geneva Debut

By Kurt Ernst

Bertone Jet 2+2 Shooting Brake

Bertone Jet 2+2 Shooting Brake

Last week, design house Bertone released a dimly-lit image of what looked to be (yet another) four-door coupe, promising that we’d see it revealed at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. It turns out the sketch wasn’t of a four-door coupe at all; instead, Bertone was teasing its take on an Aston Martin Rapide Shooting Brake.

Bertone is calling its creation the Jet 2+2, and it’s a reprise of sorts to the company’’s Jet 2 shooting brake concept, launched in 2004. Like the Jet 2+2, Autocar (via Motor Authority) tells us that the original Jet 2 was based on an Aston Martin model, specifically the previous-generation Vanquish.

Bertone Jet 2+2 Shooting Brake

Bertone Jet 2+2 Shooting Brake

The Jet 2+2 is meant to honor Bertone’s 60-year history with Aston Martin, as well as Aston Martin’s 100th anniversary. Only one example will be built, but it’s already spoken for; in fact, the design was commissioned by an Aston Martin enthusiast who had received the full blessing of Gaydon, England automaker.

Bertone Jet 2+2 Shooting Brake

Bertone Jet 2+2 Shooting Brake

The Jet 2+2 may be one of one, but if you’ve got enough money and enough influence, we’re fairly certain that Bertone would be willing to undertake another collaboration with Aston Martin. If you have to ask what that would cost, however, you’re likely not serious about such a project.

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