Aston Martin Rapide Bertone Jet 2+2 set to be unveiled at Geneva Motor Show
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Aston Martin Rapide Bertone Jet 2+2 set to be unveiled at Geneva Motor Show

Aston Martin Rapide Bertone Jet 2+2 set to be unveiled at Geneva Motor Show

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.

Bertone Aston Martin Rapide Jet 2+2 set to be unveiled at Geneva Motor Show

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.

Bertone Aston Martin Rapide Jet 2+2 set to be unveiled at Geneva Motor Show

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.

Bertone Aston Martin Rapide Jet 2+2 set to be unveiled at Geneva Motor Show

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.

Bertone Aston Martin Rapide Jet 2+2 set to be unveiled at Geneva Motor Show

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.

Via: Autoblog / Autoweek

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