Geneva Motor Show 2013: Bertone Jet 2+2 Shooting Brake
Italian coachbuilder Bertone has revealed some early images of the Jet 2+2 Concept which will get a public reveal at the Geneva Motor Show next week. Taking the popular Shooting Brake concept and applying it to the Aston Martin Rapide, the Jet 2+2 has to be one of the most graceful attempts at a shooting brake since the Aston Martin DB5 SB created in the 1960s.
The Jet 2+2 has been made with the full backing of Aston Martin by Bertone for a wealthy unnamed Aston collector. It is a fully working car and will apparently be used as his daily mode of transport, but is very strictly a one-off at his request. It retains the same mechanical parts as the Rapide meaning it takes the 5.9 litre V12 , but in original 470 bhp form, not the 550 bhp unit from the newly released Rapide S.
Visually the Jet 2+2 gets a new longer roofline with a large panoramic glass roof that tapers down to the steeply raked rear screen. The Rapide’s muscular rear haunches remain, giving a very powerful look. At the rear there are the rear lights from the new Vanquish model and the bootlid has a pronounced lip. There are additional slatted vents on the rear bumper above the twin exhaust outlets. At the front there is the new larger grille seen on the Rapide S, with some additional slatted air intakes either side. It makes for a much more aggressive front end, but one that fits with the look of the car.
Inside the parts sharing continues with the seats from the new Vanquish which sit neatly in the interior which featuring a wood centre console extending right through to the rear of the cabin. The raised roofline means that rear passengers now have full head height unlike the slightly cramped Rapide.
The price tag of the Jet 2+2 is unknown, but expect the price tag to have six zeros at the end…
Images courtesy of Bertone