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.


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      prez29
      • 1 Year Ago
      Gorgeous.
      threefortyduster
      • 1 Year Ago
      You guys messed the title up again. You meant Aston Martin Rapide Station Wagon (or Estate)
        Ben Doolittle
        • 1 Year Ago
        @threefortyduster
        Thank you! Shooting brake should only have 2 doors.
        wooootles
        • 1 Year Ago
        @threefortyduster
        It's a "shooting brake" because the sedan version is already called a "coupe." Yeah, it's FUBAR on all levels.
        Farmboy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @threefortyduster
        This is Autoblog. They try to use the term "shooting brake" as much as they can.
      SloopJohnB
      • 1 Year Ago
      Now that's a nice looking Ford Fusion avant!!!!
      Icebreaker
      • 1 Year Ago
      You can't keep calling a 4 door wagon a "shooting brake". Following your logic, the BMW 5GT is a "shooting brake". Where did Mercedes get the right to call their CLS a "shooting brake"? It is just wrong. If you are still confused, a shooting brake has two doors! just like the Ferrari FF, P 1800ES and Nomad.
      Burabus
      • 1 Year Ago
      Where's the shooting brake?
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Was Bertone sitting in class peeking over the shoulder of the guy that created the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo because this is pretty much a straight up copy of that car.
        Henry
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jonathan Wayne
        Are you serious or are you just trying to be funny? They are like night and day.
      ctsmith1066
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow that's sexy.
      flammablewater
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sexiest wagon ever.
      domingorobusto
      • 1 Year Ago
      God I hate this year's nose. That gaping maw just looks awful. Took the Rapide from elegant and beautiful to disjointed and ugly in one fell swoop. Other than that, I quite like this wagon version. Makes me wonder what a shooting brake Vanquish would look like.
      Jason Krumvieda
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thanks Aston Martin and Mazda for doing wagons and hatchbacks right. BMW and Porsche, not so much the first time they try.
        j2
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jason Krumvieda
        Don't forget Volvo
      Andyz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ye Gods, this even makes the new ugly maw look attractive. If there was ever a design that work this is it...Aston should produce this as a line model...and thanks Bertone
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      That rear deck lid and wing look just like the Lincoln MKC concept. Which isn't a bad thing. Hope Aston make this.
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