Aston martin cygnet

aston martin cygnet

What is the Aston Martin Cygnet?

The Aston Martin Cygnet was designed as a luxury solution to urban mobility. An extension to Aston Martin’s range of acclaimed luxury sports cars, Cygnet was produced at Aston Martins Gaydon Headquarters from 2011 to 2013. Cygnet was conceived, designed and built as a true Aston Martin.

How big is the Cygnet?

The Cygnet is quite different from any other Aston Martin. At just three metres in overall length it is the smallest Aston in history.

Is the Aston Cygnet a Toyota iQ?

If it looked familiar beneath the Aston grille and the lashings of leather covering the interior surfaces, that was because the Cygnet was essentially a tarted-up Toyota iQ, which would later be sold as the Scion iQ in North America. And to the shock of many showgoers, Aston was deadly serious about building it.

What is cycygnet?

Cygnet was conceived, designed and built as a true Aston Martin. It includes the many synonymous design cues featured across our model range including authentic zinc side-strakes, distinctive bonnet meshes, iconic grille and the legendary badge.

Where is the Aston Martin Cygnet made?

An extension to Aston Martin’s range of acclaimed luxury sports cars, Cygnet was produced at Aston Martins Gaydon Headquarters from 2011 to 2013. Cygnet was conceived, designed and built as a true Aston Martin.

Is the Cygnet the most important piece of Aston history?

To some, the Cygnet is a piece of Aston history that doesn’t quite fit, but there are plenty who disagree. Many see the Cygnet as a future classic in the making, thanks to its uniqueness and rarity. Auto Express set out to find a Cygnet, uncover what makes it special and determine whether or not it really is a vital part of Aston Martin ownership.

What is the difference between the Aston Martin Cygnet and the IQ?

Aston Martin made no changes to the iQ’s drivetrain or suspension. British car magazine Autocar reported 0-100 kph (roughly 0-60 mph) times of 11.6 seconds on models equipped with the CVT transmission, and 11.8 seconds on models with a manual transmission. All Cygnets were powered by the same 97-horsepower 1.3-liter four as the iQ.

How much lighter is the Aston Martin Cygnet than the Vantage S?

But none of that matters. To drive this car is to realize that it can hurt to grin too much. Aston claims that, being around 550 pounds lighter than the Vantage S, the V8 Cygnet can actually outaccelerate that coupe. We didnt confirm the claimed 4.

What kind of engine does a Toyota iQ have?

The Toyota iQ is an ultra-compact, front transverse engine, front-wheel-drive city car manufactured by Toyota and marketed in a single generation for Japan (2008–2016); Europe (2008–2015); and North America (2012–2015), where it was marketed as the Scion iQ. A rebadged variant was marketed in Europe as the Aston Martin Cygnet (2009–2013).

Is the Cygnet a success story for Aston Martin?

Aston Martin may not have created the success story it envisioned with the Cygnet, but it showed the company isn’t afraid of change – something of a necessity in today’s climate. It may just have created a car that collectors will hunt down when building their ultimate Aston garage.

What is the 0-62mph of the Toyota Cygnet?

Auto Express got behind the wheel of the Cygnet. Although it uses the same 97bhp 1.33-litre engine as the Toyota iQ, we found it very agile, thanks to a lower ride height. The 0-62mph time of 11.6 seconds is unlikely to set the world on fire, but the Cygnet was never intended as a track-day toy.

Will using a Toyota car hurt Aston Martins reputation?

Aston were very smart using a Toyota. Bet they have had brilliant reliability,which wont hurt Astons reputation. Aston Martin has never built..., 150 hours building, It’s an Aston Martin - Aston Martin never built it, tarting up a car does not change the fact that it is a Toyota.

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