The Aston Martin Cygnet was based on a Toyota/Scion IQ platform sporting a 97 horsepower, 1.3-liter engine. That’s not a miss-print. An Aston Martin with only 97 hp. When I first witnessed the renderings, prototypes and the first production model, I thought it was an elaborate hoax. Sadly, I was wrong.
The Aston Martin Cygnet lived long enough to finish two years of production.
The interior of the Aston Martin Cygnet certainly looked the part. All of the fabrics and stitching would easily look at home in a DB9. So, it was comfy and (internally) luxurious. The exterior looks like a child’s drawing of an Aston Martin. Could you imagine the jeers and laughter one could extract when pulling up to the golf resort in an Aston Martin Cygnet?
Despite high expectations (a planned run of 4,000 units) the Aston Martin Cygnet sold around 150 unites.
Pardon me, but – who thought this was a good idea!? Why not have Ferrari dress up a base model FIAT 500, slap some paint on it and give it a fancy interior while calling it a Bene Ferrari!? In U.S. dollars, the Aston Martin Cygnet costs about $50,000. It’s silly and it’s folly.
I am not sorry to see the Aston Martin Cygnet go and neither are you. In fact: I think that less than 150 people in all of Europe that are sorry to see it go. Maybe it will be a collector’s item – in 150 years.
Goodbye, ta-ta and good riddance.
Speaking of English automobiles, check out Roman’s video review of the Jaguar F-Type!