You might not believe it but yes it might just be true!! Back in March at the Geneva Motor Show, we had all manner of shiny new baubles trying to distract us from the Bertone Jet 2+2, a one-off from the Italian design house that basically amounted to an Aston Martin Rapide wagon. Yet we still couldn’t take our eyes off the car and mutter a few “what ifs.” The showcar was conceived as a single vehicle at the behest of one of Bertone’s well-heeled customers, but what if the one-off wasn’t so one-off? Could an estate conversion like this mount a successful small production run?
As a kid in the early 80′s, I was subjected to having a couple diesel family cars when gasoline prices shot north. Sure it seems like acceptable mainstream now but when you’re at the peer pressure age, you probably didn’t want to be seen in a brown diesel Rabbit or yellow Audi 100 C2. These cars were slugs, they actually smelled all of the time and black smoke under acceleration came as a standard feature from the factory. It wasn’t until later in the decade that these diesel haulers gave way to an Audi 5000 Turbo Quattro and we could all stop hiding our heads in shame.