The all new luxary Aston Martin Cygnet

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by CitroenSM, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Aston Martin Cygnet

    OMG No, So here is the final proof that the world as we know it is coming to an end! <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/amazed.gif"></A> <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/confused.gif"></A>

    Quote from autoexpress.co.uk;

    Aston Martin Cygnet
    Shock as Aston Martin pulls the wraps from its latest creation... A citycar that's smaller than a Ford Fiesta!

    From supercars to a supermini! These are the amazing pictures that will have car fans shaking their heads in disbelief. But it really is true...

    Aston Martin is building a model that's even smaller than a Ford Fiesta!

    Based on the Toyota iQ, the Cygnet is the result of a joint venture with the Japanese giant. Details are scarce at the moment, but the tiniest Aston Martin ever is expected to share the same three-cylinder petrol engine as the iQ, along with its innovative three- plus-one seating arrangement.

    It will also boast a Euro NCAP five-star crash safety rating. And with a low-emission, highly economical engine, the Cygnet will help Aston to meet increasingly stringent environmental targets too.
    As you can see, the firm has managed to distill all of the design cues from its supercar range into a package measuring only three metres long.

    Inside, expect the same attention to detail as you'd get on the DBS, with a leather-clad cabin featuring the very best materials, along with an ECU (Emotion Control Unit) that plugs into the centre console, replacing a traditional key.

    However, not just anyone will be able to buy a Cygnet. In order to snap up one of the must-have urban machines, you have to already own an Aston Martin, as the firm is only making them available to existing customers. The company has identified that around 30 per cent of owners have small cars such as the MINI or Smart ForTwo in their garages, using them for short journeys to and from city-based offices. Now Aston is giving them the chance to buy their very own "luxury commuter".

    Dr Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin chief executive, explained more about the Cygnet: "Now is the right time for Aston Martin to take this bold step to embark on this special project - made possible with the support of an organisation of Toyota's stature and capability and the intelligent design and perfect city car package of the iQ.
     
  2. Aston Martin Cygnet

    Based on this thread title I was hoping for some kind of Aston Martin robot.
     
  3. lmao...finally an aston martin with somehow different looks!!!
     
  4. Hell no. Reminds me of a Fiat 500.
     
  5. toyota aygo with V12.. awesome
     
  6. Expect alot of carmakers to do this to bring their "average consumption" down to pass ridiculous environmental laws. I'm glad only existing customers can buy it. Still f-ugly though.
     
  7. wat?

    *checks calendar*
     
  8. aston martin skynet
     
  9. lol, but actually kinda cute/cool.
     
  10. Such a talented design team.
     
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  12. What's your avatar about/who is that?
     
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  14. It's not real. There would be a concept drawing on that board behind them (with which the clay modelers transfer the design to 3D). Instead, it's one of their coupes.
     
  15. #17 Nortad, Jun 30, 2009
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  16. Thats the Rapide.
     
  17. Would buy (if I could). Wounder what it is going to cost.
     
  18. I think it's actually quite a cool idea.
     
  19. This would be the only instance in which I could accept this as anything other than bad.
     
  20. They must be joking, right? 25-30k euros for an ugly iQ?!
     
  21. It's people who can afford proper Aston Martins who'll be doing the buying, and they're paying the money for the brand rather than the underpinnings. The price shouldn't be much of an issue.
     
  22. If I was super rich, with a garage full of Aston Martins, I'd buy that for commuting.

    Ferrari should do something similar with the Fiat 500. In fact, they have a special 500 as a customer support car thing.
     

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