I couldn’t wait until Wagon Wednesday to share this. You all know that I have a hankering for all things longroof. Additionally, I think modern Aston Martin vehicles are things of beauty. Can you combine the two and wind up with something still seductive and lovely? Thanks to the house that Giovanni Bertone built, the answer is a resounding “Puoi giurarci“.
Starting with the Aston Martin Rapide, the crafty coachbuilders at Bertone turned out a sleek and sultry four-passenger that proves wagons can are quite capable of eclipsing sedans stylistically. Bertone is calling this a shooting brake… I’m not going to argue with Gruppo Bertone, but it proves that the term has been watered down to mean any type of wagon. I prefer it to be two (technically three-door) wagons, but I’m getting outvoted by more automakers on a seemingly daily basis. Who cares though, because we’re a few more models away from a wagon renassiance, and this Bertone-bodied beauty can serve as a flagship alongside the Mercedes-Benz CLS “Shooting Brake” and the Ferrari FF.
For a few more angles (you have to see the rear), head over to Autoblog.