Aston Martin shooting brakes, originally converted from James Bond–style saloons in the ’50s and ’60s and designed to transport country gentlemen, their guns, dogs and picnic lunches to hunts in high style, are a part of English lore.
When on rare occasions an example comes up for auction, it can fetch a half a million dollars or more, and lately the style has been revived by the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and others.
Now famed Italian coachbuilder Bertone has come up with a shooting brake based on the Aston Martin Rapide, which it plans to present at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.
Dubbed the Bertone Jet 2+2 and commissioned by a modern-day gentleman of leisure, it features a 470-horsepower V12 engine, a bespoke two-tone leather interior and an expanded rear compartment and headroom for said sportsman’s essential accessories.
We note helpfully that it can now accommodate a number of statuesque blondes…
- Posted February 28, 2013
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