Aston Martin Warming Up To Building Bertone Jet 2+2 In Limited Numbers
More and more coach-built cars are getting green lights for production, leading us to believe that the market is becoming more open for cars of such unique quality.
According to Autocar, it appears that the Bertone Jet 2+2, which we first saw a few months ago at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, is set to be offered as a production model by Aston Martin, albeit in limited quantities.
By ’limited’, word has it that the car will only be offered as a 10-unit lot, meaning that it’s going to be extremely exclusive and as such, far from our reaches.
There are still a lot of hurdles that need to be cleared, not the least of which is the use of the name "Jet", something Bertone has previously used in its concepts. As far as Aston Martin is concerned, should it give the go-ahead to have the car built, it’s leaning towards badging it as the Rapide Shooting Brake.
That shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering that the Jet 2+2 Concept is essentially an estate take on the Rapide.
Click past the jump to read about the Bertone Jet 2+2 Concept
Bertone 2+2 Jet Concept
Initially earmarked as a one-off model for a specific customer, Aston Martin is apparently warming up to the idea of developing a production model of the shooting brake in limited quantities.
The model is based on the Rapide, and was essentially transformed into an estate, thanks to the shooting-brake style body. It’s a remarkable iteration of the British automaker’s resident four-door sedan.
You can tell that in designing the car, Bertone didn’t cut any corners, opting instead to give it the full scope of British and Italian ingenuity, highlighted by a 6.0-liter V-12 engine that produces 470 horsepower and an estimated 443 pound-feet of torque. With those figures, the 2+2 Jet can hit 60 mph in about 5.3 seconds with a top speed of around 188 mph.
Source: Autocar UK