On the website of Aston Martin Works, an ad for the sale of a rare Cygnet city car with a mileage of 19.3 thousand kilometers has appeared. A model that is no longer manufactured costs 36,900 pounds or 48,000 dollars at the current exchange rate.
Aston Martin completed production of its smallest Cygnet model in 2013, and since then the rare subcompact has only rarely surfaced on used car websites. The city car was produced for three years and cost about 30 thousand pounds – three times more expensive than the co-platform Toyota iQ.
Cygnet differed from iQ in a different design of the front of the body with the traditional for Aston Martin models radiator grille and hood with ventilation slots in the style of V12 Vantage. It was equipped with a 1.3-liter gasoline engine with a capacity of 98 horsepower.
During several years of production, about 300 Cygnet copies were sold worldwide – this result was 80 times worse than planned. Now one of the city cars has been put up for sale with a price tag that is higher than the original one.
In 2018, Aston Martin released a special version of Cygnet with a V-shaped “eight” from Vantage S. The 4.7-liter engine’s output was 436 horsepower and 490 Nm of torque. Such a hatchback accelerated to the “hundred” in 4.2 seconds, and the maximum speed was 274 kilometers per hour.