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2013 Aston Martin Rapide Jet Concept news, pictures, specifications, and information

A dream sports car to celebrate a double historical anniversary. At the International Car Show of Geneva, Bertone celebrates the Aston Martin centenary and Sixty years of cooperation between the Italian Company and the prestigious English Brand presenting an interpretation of the Aston Martin Rapide.

It is a luxurious and refined shooting-brake realized as a one-off vehicle, keeping unchanged the mechanical engineering of the original model (6 litres V 12 cylinders engine 476 HP), combining a stretched and muscular car body and a functional use of the hatchback. The Rapide Bertone was commissioned by an Aston Martin collector who took part in person in the whole development of the project, from the first phases of the style research to the manufacture of the car in the workshop, choosing the bodywork paint as well as the leather trimming and the cockpit upholstery.

Close to the Rapide Bertone a new exemplar of the Aston Martin Jet 2 is proposed, once again a shooting-brake realized in 2004 based on the Vanquish. In this case the exposed model in Geneva was especially set up for the president of the Company, Mrs Lilli Bertone, personalized wîth trimming signed by Foglizzo (a prestigious Italian Brand founded in 1925) and special paint.

Both the cars were manufactured by 'Bertone Officina' (Bertone Workshop), the new company department organized as a high fashion atelier, completely designed for the production of custom-built models coherently integrating in the historical tradition of Bertone. That means a 'tailor made' service for special customers, but also an example of how Bertone could help the manufacturers to vary their own range making 'custom-built' cars, exactly as they made in the Fifties and Sixties, wîth all the standards of quality and safety of a modern car manufacturer.

The starting point of style definition was the celebration of the identity of Aston Martin brand through Bertone's interpretation. The car body, originated by stretched and muscular lines, suggesting its propensity to jerk, explores wîth smart dynamism the expressive potential of the original model.

Vital Stats
Engine : 5.9 L., 12-cylinder
Power: 470 hp
Torque: 442 ft-lbs

6-speed Automatic
The idea of the movement is evoked by the back pillar bent forward, welded to the powerful muscle of the back wheel arch, in order to transmit the optical perception of speed, typical of a stretching musculature. The high and enveloping tail volume is characterized by two horizontal optical groups and the wide hatchback.


The cockpit presents a 2+2 configuration, wîth four single chairs. Noting that, compared wîth the original model, the partial redefinition of the back volume allowed notably increasing the vertical habitability for the back passengers.

The use flexibility typical of the shooting-brake is also expressed through personalized furniture solutions, like two foldable back seats. An electrical controlled double sliding bottom covers the two seatbacks, when they are folded up, making available a completely plain load van wîth exceptional capacity.

The wood upholsteries, refined wîth glazed aluminium, wîth precious two-coloured leather trimming, were chosen by the customer, who found in Bertone the historical atmosphere of great Italian car body designers, wîth the exclusive pleasure to get a custom-tailored car just like a good dressmaking clothe.

Source - Aston Martin
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