Bertone Jet 2+2 concept car could become a bona fide Aston Martin in a limited production run, Autocar has learned.
The Jet 2+2 - essentially an Aston Martin Rapide estate - was a hit when it appeared at the Geneva motor show in March as both a tribute to Aston’s centenary and a commemoration of 60 years of Aston and Bertone working together.
was originally planned as a one-off project for one of Bertone’s
wealthiest customers, but Autocar has learned that a small-scale
production run is being investigated. If signed off, the Rapide Shooting
Brake would sit at the top of Aston’s range.
At the moment, the jury is still out, says Aston, because there are
legal issues to sort, plus a debate to be settled as to what the car
might be called, should it make it into a limited production series.
has a strong history of using the Jet name - the car takes its name and
styling cues from the Vanquish-based 2004 Jet 2 concept - but Autocar
understands that Aston would want the car to be called Rapide Shooting
Brake if it is given the green light. Either way, it is understood that
the desire is strong on both sides to see the project blossom.
also not yet clear is who precisely would make the car, should it
become a production reality. If fewer than 10 examples are made, Bertone
would build the car at its HQ just outside Turin. But if more than 10
are made, then Aston will build them at Gaydon.
Thanks to: Autocar