Specialists in car styling, coach-building and manufacturing, the 100-year old Italian automobile company, Bertone, which has been working with the iconic British automaker Aston Martin from the last 60-years, will now unveil a one-off wagon like version of the Aston Martin Rapide luxury sports car at the Geneva Motor Show. Originally commissioned by an affluent Aston Martin collector who wanted a unique vehicle boasting unrestrained luxury alongside uncompromising performance, the brand-new Bertone concept auto dubbed as ‘Jet 2+2’ is powered by Rapide’s 470-horsepower, 5.9-liter V12 engine. However, this shooting brake version of the Rapide S luxury sedan that pays homage to the original Jet from 1961 and the Jet 2 from year 2004, truly highlights Aston Martin’s Centenary Year celebrations, under which we saw the launch of bespoke, special Centenary Edition Vanquish.
The Italian designer and coachmaker Bertone actually stretched the four-door luxury sedan to create a more luxurious and roomier cabin, along with additional cargo space.
Looking better than its predecessor, the Jet 2+2 impressively boasts a bespoke interior with luxury two-tone leather, a heightened and stretched rear quarter for more head and luggage room, and fold-flat rear seats.
Further, an LED strip connects the taillights across the wide tailgate.
Speaking about the Bertone’s collaboration with Aston Martin; it all started back in 1953 when Bertone produced two one-off vehicles based on the Aston Martin DB2/4: a 2+2 convertible and barchetta which was a two-seat roadster racecar.
Also, we have earlier seen some of the Bertone designed vehicles, including the one-off Bertone Spicup Concept car, the Alfa Romeo Bertone BAT 11 Concept, besides the sale of one-off 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT Bertone 'Jet' which was expected to realize upto $5.95 million and the sale of six iconic Bertone concepts at RM Auctions Villa d’Este.