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The Jet 2+2 has been commissioned be a collector and has the blessing of the factory

Italian design and coachbuilding firm Bertone has created this exclusive shooting brake concept version of the Aston Martin Rapide.

The concept known as Bertone Jet 2+2 has been created for the Geneva motor show to celebrate both Aston’s centenary and 60 years of collaborations between Aston Martin and Bertone.

The Jet 2+2 follows the Jet 2 concept car from 2004, which was a shooting brake version of the Vanquish. It has been commissioned as a strict one-off by an Aston Martin collector and has the Gaydon firm’s approval.

The elegant Jet 2+2 retains the same mechanicals as the Rapide, and the same dimensions also. Power comes from a 470bhp version of Aston’s 5.9-litre V12 taken from the current Rapide, rather than the more potent 550bhp version from the upcoming Rapide S. That model also makes its debut in Geneva.

The biggest change from Rapide to Jet 2+2 is its altered shooting brake-style body. Stretched, muscular lines help accentuate the car’s sleek, elegant shape.

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 running through it helps complete the transformation from saloon to shooting brake.

Inside the 2+2 cabin are four individual seats. Headroom is increased for rear passengers over the Rapide saloon thanks to the switch in bodystyle. 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.

Special wood, aluminium and two-tone leather trims have also been fitted to give the car the feel of that of a fine-tailored suit.
One-off Aston Martin Rapide shooting brake for Geneva | Autocar


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Honestly, this looks pretty sexy IMO, I'm not sure what the point of this body style of exotic car is, but at least it looks great. (although the seat color/texture seriously needs to go, not sure WTF they were thinking...)
 

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I love the look of it, but those exterior pix ain't real sheet metal - it's all p-shop.
 

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Love the design. The only issue I can see is that the rear is likely riddled with poor visability and blind spots. That large pillar and small rear window would make me extremely nervous around town.

... not like I'd ever own, drive, sit inside or even stand outside of this car in my lifetime. I see Maybachs, Bentleys, Lambos, Ferraris, etc... but even in NYC, seeing an Aston Martin is extremely rare.
 

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^you guys are tough.

i see more "S7" in the rear than "Panamera". the shape/body style is Panamera, but the lines are S7... and the fusion of them them is all Aston. imo, of the 3 of these... this Aston is the best.
 

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^you guys are tough.

i see more "S7" in the rear than "Panamera". the shape/body style is Panamera, but the lines are S7... and the fusion of them them is all Aston. imo, of the 3 of these... this Aston is the best.
I don't see any resemblance of the S7 in this car. But Huyndai HCD14 Genesis on the other hand :icon_eek: ... Talking about Peter Schreyer the former Audi designer, now president of Hyundai and Kia Design is borrowing liberally from his former employer. :p


 

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I don't see any resemblance of the S7 in this car. But Huyndai HCD14 Genesis on the other hand :icon_eek: ... Talking about Peter Schreyer the former Audi designer, now president of Hyundai and Kia Design is borrowing liberally from his former employer. :p


I'm telling you Robert, when I sat in that SX turbo Kia, the interior screamed Audi....it was eerie
 

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I don't see any resemblance of the S7 in this car. But Huyndai HCD14 Genesis on the other hand :icon_eek: ... Talking about Peter Schreyer the former Audi designer, now president of Hyundai and Kia Design is borrowing liberally from his former employer. :p
I was speaking more towards the rear end and the lines. The Panamera is more "bubbly" and round, whereas the S7 and the Aston have harder lines coming back from the rear fenders and at the trunk.



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the front of that hyundai looks more Audi S7 than Aston:



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aside from having horizontal grille slats and an emblem with wings on it... i definitely see more audi in that hyundai design than aston. but both look closer overall to the aston than the Panamera does.
 
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