Italian coachbuilder and car styling company Bertone has created a one-off Aston Martin Rapide shooting brake known as the Jet 2+2.
The Jet 2+2 is a followup to the Italian design house’s previous Jet 2 shooting-brake concept unveiled in 2004 and based on the first-generation Aston Martin Vanquish.
As the car’s name suggests, the interior features two rows of seats that come lined in plush, perforated leather and feature a two-tone design.
The car’s 2+2 designation refers to the four individual seats inside; the rear seats fold flat to create even more luggage room. The interior is also dressed in polished wood and aluminum trim.
Power comes from a 470bhp version of Aston’s 5.9-litre V12 taken from the current Rapide, rather than the more potent 550bhp version from the upcoming Rapide S.
Only one example will be built. The stunning concept was commissioned as “a strict one-off” by a collector and the project has the full approval of Aston Martin.
Look for both the new Bertone Jet 2+2 shooting brake concept and 2014 Aston Martin Rapide range at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, which kicks off March 5.
Aston Martin stopped traffic in Dubai in the latest of a series of events the company has organized throughout this year to celebrate its 100th anniversary.
As the name suggests, only 100 celebratory examples of each car in the Aston Martin range will be produced in honor of its first century in business.
Apple has been named as the UK’s coolest brand, taking first place from luxury car brand Aston Martin in the 2012 CoolBrands rankings.
In fact, the exclusive and much idolized carmaker, which has held the top spot in the annual CoolBrands list for six of the past seven years, was beaten not just by Apple in first place, but also by YouTube, which moved up into second place.
Aston Martin is bringing its new Vanquish to the U.S., with the supercar set to appear at a number of events surrounding the Monterey automotive week in California.
The Vanquish will first appear at McCall’s Motorworks Revival on August 15, before attending the Quail Motorsports Gathering on August 17 and then the Pebble Beach Concours two days later.
Specialist A. Kahn Design from Bradford, UK has released their program for the Aston Martin Rapide.
Finished in a sexy shade of Onyx Black, the Rapide has been dressed with a matte black front bumper grille mesh, hood vents in billet aluminum, black brake calipers, matte black side vent grilles and tinted privacy glass
Other upgrades include the addition of sports exhaust, tinted glass, and RSX-F wheels with 21-inch rims in platinum silver finish.
The new Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster has leaked ahead of an official debut later this week.
The V12 Roadster gets the same engine and gearbox as the V12 Vantage Coupe which means the 6.0 litre V12 with 510bhp and a six-speed manual ‘box.
Differences to the coupe include a revised rear deck lid with a reshaped spoiler, redesigned front air intake and modified front and rear suspension.
Aston Martin‘s new DBS successor has been renamed the AM310 Vanquish and it borrows heavily from the spectacular One-77 coupe.
Built on the latest version of Aston Martin’s VH (vertical horizontal) architecture, the car’s components make use of materials such as bonded aluminium and carbon-fibre, improving overall rigidity by 25% over the outgoing model and reducing weight.
Aston Martin and Factor Bikes have teamed up to create the world’s most technologically advanced superbike, the One-77.
Based on the Factor001 by Factor Bikes, the Aston Martin-branded two-wheeler will feature the same “motorsport-derived data logging system,” providing over 100 channels of performance feedback like speed, rate of climb and power.
The number of Aston Martin One-77 supercars in existence has now dropped from an original 77 cars to 76 following a crash that took place last week in Hong Kong.
This sole image, found on Weibo, shows that the wreckage inflicted on the supercar was quite severe, suggesting that significant speed was a factor in the crash.
The incident was the result of the driver hitting a kerb at high speed. Reports have stated there were no other cars involved in the crash and no-one was injured.
Aston Martin has gone public with the first details of its DBS Ultimate, a high-end upgrade to its already luxury-oriented DBS.
The Aston Martin DBS Ultimate is the last model of DBS produced, with a replacement family due to launch next year in celebration of the company’s centenary.
The vehicle is available as a coupe or a Volante (convertible). The Ultimate comes in three colors, including carbon black II, quantum silver, or silver fox.
Next year marks the 100th anniversary of Aston Martin, and the company plans to celebrate by launching some sort of special-edition centenary car.
The unique car should be a version of the current DBS coupe (pictured) with its 5.9-liter V-12 engine pumped up to 550 hp, compared to 510 hp in the standard model.
Revealed at the Geneva Auto Show in Switzerland this week, Aston Martin announces Q by Aston Martin – a new era in personalization.
Q by Aston Martin is a service that goes beyond the standard palette of paint, leather and trim finishes, taking the company into a new era in personalization.
A team that brings Aston Martin’s designers together with the company’s engineers and highly experienced craftspeople, allowing customers to enhance and personalise their Aston Martin with meticulous attention to detail.
Grand Touch Aston Martin Phone is the second phone released by Mobiado as part of their Aston Martin collection.
The body of this mobile phone is constructed from solid aircraft aluminum meticulously CNC machined and anodized to create smooth and elegant hard surface for the exterior body.
The surfaces of the bodies are created with curves to straight line edges, a process that can only be executed with the precision of CNC machining.
Aston Martin, has announced that it will debut its China-focused “Dragon88″ line at the upcoming Beijing Auto Show, to celebrate the Year of the Dragon.
Available only for the Chinese market, 88 special “Dragon88″ models of the V8 Vantage S, Virage, and DBS will be made featuring some Chinese cultural references and iconography.
Luxury British automotive brand Aston Martin is to unveil the first production model of its V12 Zagato in Kuwait next month.
The V12 Zagato first premiered at the Villa D’Este Concours in May last year, but has until now only been seen in race specification whizzing around the Nürburgring.
The production version intended for customers will be seen for the first time at the Kuwait Concours d’Elegance, which runs February 15-18.
British automaker Aston Martin has released a line of luxury office furniture designed to make your office as stylish as your supercar.
Designed by Mirko Tattarini and Emanuele Canova, and manufactured by Formitalia, the chaise longue and sofa are finished in carbon fibre, steel, wood and leather.
The partnership between Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin Racing celebrates its seventh year of existence with the AMVOX5 World Chronograph LMP1.
Powering the AMVOX 5 is the self-winding Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 752 which runs at 28,800 vph has a 65-hour power reserve, 279 parts, 41 jewels and a pink gold oscillating weight.
Limited to 250 pieces only, the 44mm x 15mm watch sports an AR-coated sapphire crystal dome and 50 meters of water resistance.
A renowned yacht designer has unveiled a new concept yacht based on the luxury vehicles of supercar maker Aston Martin.
The Aston Martin Voyage boat was inspired by Aston Martin vehicles such as the Vantage, Rapide, DBS and Virage and was unveiled last week.
De Basto, a Miami-based custom yacht designer, put together the concept as a way to test whether the car brand’s signature design could be transposed onto water.
After the Mobiado concept phone for Aston Martin, the Canadian luxe phone-maker is finally out with the first phone off the Aston Martin collection.
The Grand 350 Aston Martin body is CNC machined from aircraft specification aluminum, and anodized to produce an elegant hard surface. The frame is then inlayed with sapphire crystal.
The infrared window is made from a solid piece of ruby crystal. The screws are stainless steel or gun metal black stainless steel.