Back in March at the Geneva Motor Show, we had all manner of shiny new baubles trying to distract us from the Bertone Jet 2+2, a one-off from the Italian design house that basically amounted to an Aston Martin Rapide wagon. Yet we still couldn't take our eyes off the car and mutter a few "what ifs." The showcar was conceived as a single vehicle at the behest of one of Bertone's well-heeled customers, but what if the one-off wasn't so one-off? Could an estate conversion like this mount a successful small production run?

According to Autocar, the answer is a riff on "Definitely. Maybe." The British magazine says that Aston Martin and Bertone want to do the deed and are investigating a "small-scale production run," but how small remains anyone's guess. Autocar hypothesizes that if fewer than 10 cars are made, they will be built in Turin near Bertone's headquarters. If the run is larger, however, production would likely be at Aston's home facilities in Gaydon. Of course, there are legal hoops to jump through, naming concerns, and all other manner of nettles to negotiate before the Jet 2+2 can transition into production reality.

So... how much for this still-theoretical, limited-edition couture-n'-kiddie-hauler? Your guess is as good as ours, but the donor Rapide starts above $200,000, and one has to assume that such limited volume would confer a much higher price on the Jet's flanks. Whether that means that it could be costlier than the nearly $300,000 Vanquish remains to be seen.


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      lpattis
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love it. Reminds me more than a little-bit of the Panamera Sport/Hybrid show car that was seen here...a great little sport-wagon...and this one is incredibly unaffordable, unfortunately!
      Nathan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like it grabbed quite a few Porsche design cues. Also it really sould be called a hatchback instead of "wagon".
        lpattis
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Nathan
        Yeah, a hot-hatch...super-hot!
        spinftwin
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Nathan
        I agree. I\'ve always said that wagons have more glass behind the C pillars than hatchbacks, but I\'m not sure what the true definition is...
      JL Romero
      • 2 Years Ago
      i cant explain why but it actually looks better than the normal one, i love it.
      ryanandrewmartin
      • 2 Years Ago
      It'd have to have a much lover stance. Doesn't need to be a soft roader.
      spinftwin
      • 2 Years Ago
      This makes so much more sense than a 4-door coupe. It is impossible to keep a sexy roofline without compromising rear headroom, so cars either end up looking bloated (Panamera) or having back seats for kids and midgets only (Rapide, CLS, A7, etc). Now as we can see from comments here, people still have their prejudices, but in a perfect world, cars like this Aston, the Panamera Sport Turismo, and the CTS Wagon would be big sellers and 4-door coupes wouldn't exist.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        collabplan
        • 2 Years Ago
        No, it is intelligent car people who like wagons. The lowest common denominator, aka average American buyer, prefers the look of a Mustang....or an Acadia.... Wagons and shooting brakes appeal to a more sophisticated buyer. If you don't get it, that's ok. You just hop in your Malibu and enjoy the ride.
        me
        • 2 Years Ago
        I agree I think it's just autoblog members that buss a nut over wagons. Apparently no one else in the US cares because they don't sell at all. This a Cadillac loving hyundai, BMW hating group here
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Jacel
      • 2 Years Ago
      No Offense but this thing is butt ugly. Keep in mind i always liked the Magnum SRT8 and the Ferrari FF. This though.... not sexy at all if anything it kind of detracts from the status symbol that aston signifies.
        Autoblogist
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jacel
        Couldn't agree more. This is nothing more than an enthusiasts bandwagon, that says, any car with a hatch is instantly beautiful or practical. It's not. Trying to call it a "shooting brake" as if that means something different than wagon is pure nonsense. I like wagons, but this thing is ugly as sin and barely utilitarian. I just can't co-sign a wagon because that's the enthusiast thing to do.
      Burabus
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks terrible
      anon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Won\'t tow a trailer.
      oneviwatara
      • 2 Years Ago
      What Aston Martin really need is Lexus engine and transmission.
      Andrew
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thanks but no thanks I wil ltake a CTS Wagn V
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