Autocar’s Steve Sutcliffe was recently given the awesome opportunity to drive the one-off Bertone Jet 2+2 Shooting Brake created by a super-wealthy enthusiast!
The one-off Rapide Shooting Brake was created by Italian design and coachbuilding firm Bertone, hence the name Bertone Jet 2+2. It has been designed to celebrate Aston Martin’s 100th anniversary, as well as the 60th anniversary of the collaboration between Aston Martin and Bertone. The car utilizes the same powerhouse as the base Aston Martin Rapide, a 5.9-litre V12 with 470bhp as opposed to the more powerful 550bhp in the Rapide S.
Bertone says the C-pillars are bent forwards and connected to the tall, muscular wheel arches to create a perception of movement even when the car is stationary. A sharply raked tailgate and pronounced rear end with a full-length LED light strip run through to help complete the transformation from saloon to shooting brake.
The interior is finished in a special wood, aluminium and two-tone leather trim. The 2+2 cabin has four individual seats. The two rear seats fold flat and can be covered by a sliding cover to create a sizable luggage space, access to which is aided by a wide loading area when the tailgate is lifted.
The Bertone Jet 2+2 Shooting Brake made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2013.