- Aug 10, 2007
This (if put into production) will have to be one of the best looking little city cars ive ever seen.
Sky Motoring said:Yes, you read that right, Aston Martin is building a commuter city car. And if the Aston Martin Cygnet looks vaguely familiar, that’s because behind this styling mock-up’s clay nose is a Toyota iQ.But before you get too excited about the fact you might now be able to afford to park an Aston on your drive, the Cygnet (please dream up a more evocative name, Aston) will only be offered to those buying one of the company’s supercars. As Aston Martin CEO, Ulrich Bez says: “This concept is akin to an exclusive tender to a luxury yacht.” The Cygnet gives Aston Martin owners an economical, practical yet still exclusive urban runabout.
Choosing Toyota’s iQ as a basis sounds like a pretty sound strategy to us too – the tiny four-seater is packed full of more technology and clever thinking than Aston Martin could ever hope to achieve on its own with such small volumes. Hopefully the DBS’ 6-litre V12 engine just squeezes in its nose too. Maybe not.
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