One-off Aston Martin Rapide wagon

01:49, Feb 26 2013

An Aston Martin collector has commissioned a one-off shooting brake (station wagon) version of the Rapide through Italian design and coachbuilding firm Bertone.

The Bertone Jet 2+2 concept will be officially unveiled at the Geneva motor show next week as part of celebrations to mark Aston Martin's centenary and 60 years of work with Bertone.

Aston Martin has okayed the Bertone project which follows on from a Vanquish shooting brake created in 2004.

The 2+2 shooting brake is the same size as the Rapide and will use Aston's 470 hp 5.9-litre V12 from the current model and not the more powerful version going in the new Rapide S.

In turning the Rapide from four-door sedan to four-door wagon, 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.

There are four individual seats inside with the two in the rear able to fold flat and be covered by a sliding cover to provide extra luggage space.

The interior is finished with special wood, aluminium and two-tone leather trims.

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Bertone's Aston Martin Rapide-based shooting brake.
Bertone's Aston Martin Rapide-based shooting brake.
Bertone's Aston Martin Rapide-based shooting brake.
Bertone's Aston Martin Rapide-based shooting brake.
Bertone's Aston Martin Rapide-based shooting brake.
Bertone's Aston Martin Rapide-based shooting brake.
Bertone's Aston Martin Rapide-based shooting brake.
Bertone's Aston Martin Rapide-based shooting brake.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The new Aston Martin Rapide S.
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Actor Sean Connery poses on an Aston Martin DB5 during the filming of the James Bond caper Goldfinger in 1964.
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Aston Martin Mk II cars are produced in their Victoria Road plant in the southwest London suburb of Feltham in 1935.
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A technician tests the dash board electronics for an Aston Martin motor car at the company headquarters and production plant on January 10, 2013 in Gaydon, England.
A technician tests the dash board electronics for an Aston Martin motor car at the company headquarters and production plant on January 10, 2013 in Gaydon, England.
Technicians in quality control inspect an Aston Martin motor car at the company headquarters and production plant in Gaydon, England.
Technicians in quality control inspect an Aston Martin motor car at the company headquarters and production plant in Gaydon, England.
An Aston Martin Vanquish is inspected by hand inside a light booth by technician Matthew Goss at the company headquarters and production plant in Gaydon, England.
An Aston Martin Vanquish is inspected by hand inside a light booth by technician Matthew Goss at the company headquarters and production plant in Gaydon, England.
An Aston Martin is displayed outside the company headquarters and production plant in Gaydon, England.
An Aston Martin is displayed outside the company headquarters and production plant in Gaydon, England.
A technician works on the assembly line building Aston Martin motor cars at the company headquarters and production plant in Gaydon, England.
A technician works on the assembly line building Aston Martin motor cars at the company headquarters and production plant in Gaydon, England.
An Aston Martin Vanquish is inspected by hand inside a light booth by technician Matthew Goss at the company headquarters and production plant in Gaydon, England.
An Aston Martin Vanquish is inspected by hand inside a light booth by technician Matthew Goss at the company headquarters and production plant in Gaydon, England.
Aston Martin body shells wait to go on the assembly line at the company headquarters and production plant in Gaydon, England.
Aston Martin body shells wait to go on the assembly line at the company headquarters and production plant in Gaydon, England.
A parking sign for Aston Martin motor cars only sits outside the company headquarters and production plant in Gaydon, England.
A parking sign for Aston Martin motor cars only sits outside the company headquarters and production plant in Gaydon, England.
A newly unveiled plaque marks the original home where Aston Martin cars were first manufactured in 1913 by Bamford & Martin Ltd, on January 15, 2013 in Brompton, central London, England.
A newly unveiled plaque marks the original home where Aston Martin cars were first manufactured in 1913 by Bamford & Martin Ltd, on January 15, 2013 in Brompton, central London, England.
The Aston Martin DB Mark III is thought to be the model that started the company's modern era.
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