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This beauty’s heading for Geneva too. Specially for a car collector, Bertone has created the stunning one-off Aston Martin Rapide shooting brake concept, officially called the Bertone Jet 2+2. It celebrates 100 years of Aston Martin and 60 years of collaboration between the British marque and Bertone.

What Bertone has done, apart from giving the Rapide an elegant shooting brake body, is bend the C-pillars forwards to meet the tall, muscular wheelarches, creating a perception of movement even when the car is stationary.

There’s also a rakish tailgate with an LED strip bridging the gap between the LED tail lamps. Otherwise, the Jet 2+2 is dimensionally and mechanically identical to the standard Rapide (not the Rapide S), and so is powered by Aston’s 6.0 litre V12, in 470 hp state of tune.

The cabin of the Aston Martin Rapide shooting brake features special aluminum, wood and two-tone leather trims. There’s a 2+2 seating arrangement with individual (and foldable) back seats, which enjoy a boost in rear headroom because of the new body.