In case you never read our review of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S, here’s a little fact for you: We really, really like Aston Martins. With looks like that, how could we not?
That said, as sexy and fun as a two-seat Aston Martin is, sometimes, ya just need a little more room. That’s why Aston Martin whipped up the Rapide sedan, but even that may not have enough room for some needs. And on top of all that, there are plenty of people out there who just prefer the look of a wagon—like the rich Aston Martin fan who commissioned this one-off Aston Martin Rapide wagon from coachbuilder Bertone.
Bertone ain’t new to this game—they’ve been re-bodying cars since the 1920s—so it’s no shock to see that the Bertone Jet 2+2, as this Aston Martin Rapide wagon is known, looks as good as if it were made by the factory. The so-called “shooting brake” style (a term British people coined for vehicles primarily used to haul around shotguns for rich folks) fits perfectly with Aston Martin’s flowing lines. Of course, no custom ride would be complete without a decked-out interior, and the Bertone Jet 2+2 doesn’t disappoint; leather, wood and aluminum are artfully used throughout the cabin. We wouldn’t mind taking one of these home…but Aston Martin’s only making one. [Shout-out to Autocar!]