Aston Martin Cygnet (2011) Car Review

Is this the most controversial car of 2011? The new Aston Martin Cygnet is either a fabulously clever way to make lots of money and reduce CO2 emissions, or an abomination not fit to wear the winged emblem, depending on whom you talk.

Now we have reduced the Aston Martin in its natural habitat Cygnet Town. Read our review of the first unit of why we remain confused and less convinced.

So what makes a real Cygnet Aston?

Well, certainly nothing in the engine compartment or the chassis itself. Aston has chosen not to change the mechanics ever. The swan get the larger engine 1.33-liter VVT (there is no option for 1.0 liter) with 97bhp at 6000rpm and 4400rpm ft to 92 pounds. You can have a six-speed manual to £ 30 995 or CVT Auto £ 32 115. So does this Aston rather, uh, slow. The peak of 106 mph and covers 0-62 mph in 11.8 gaping edge of seconds. However, compression by London he feels about fairly quickly, even if it has to be revved quite hard to deliver.

The real transformation is the exterior design and interior details. There are leather everywhere in demand and Aston is the same number of skins to cut a Cygnet as does a DB9 or money. The result is quite strange. It's great that an index based on shoddy intelligence is covered, but how exquisite materials abut against Aston cheap plastic is very strange.

I can not hide the humble origins of the Cygnet. The handles are a good example. Simple, cheap plastic objects packaged in hand sewn leather. What Obama said about pigs and lipstick again? There are 22 different skins and 30 exterior colors available. If you want a different color, will be an additional £ 5.495.

Externally Cygnet shares only the roof panel of the iQ, everything else is custom. So it's a new door skins, fenders, hood, lights ... the list goes on. When all the panels are fixed flat surface and then painted the stand for the whole Aston Aston quality finish. It seems certain as a final good and is pretty solid and more expensive to IQ. However, most find the Aston grille looks a little 'incongruous. I know I want to complain that all Astons look alike ... but this could be a step too far!

Does it feel like Aston iQ or go to a club of slavery?

Unlike the Aston I've driven. The interior is miles ahead of the iQ in terms of materials and finishes, but I'm not sure he feels very special. Just curious. Dynamically spreading is not exactly either with the DNA of Aston. The manual gearbox is pretty horrible, the race is on hold because of the short wheelbase and throttle response is very soft and lazy. This is, of course, along the iQ donor vehicle, but the price and said Aston therefore has a right to expect superior driving experience.

However, it is a car designed for those addicted to luxury brands and money enough to not disturb the zero here and there. The type of person who could spend £ 3000 on a suit or £ 5,000 on a handbag. Judging by the reaction around London in the Cygnet, surely not go unnoticed. And many people much cooler than I thought it was "beautiful."

If you buy one?

Well, 400 people have and Aston could build 1,500 per year. That should do wonders for the average emissions of CO2 and profit. Aston also argue that new customers are running their dealers to buy a Cygnet and walk with a V8 Vantage or DB9, too. If true, then perhaps the Cygnet is really marketing genius at work.


However, we all love our cars right? We love them, how they run, they represent a technological genius, and how to make us feel. car enthusiasts like us, to have a little Cygnet 'appeal. But if the funds of the next generation of V8 and V12 sports and GT cars, so good luck to it.

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