A consumer with deep pockets and a twisted sense of humor pursued the project through the ‘Q by Aston Martin’ assistance.
Aston Martin has brought a surprising just one-off project to Goodwood, reviving the Cygnet for one particular very last hurrah with a V8 underneath the hood.
Engineers begun with the Toyota iQ-based Cygnet city car, an emissions compliance anomaly that brings just 97 horsepower in its inventory entrance-wheel-travel form.
Reimagining the Cygnet as the “final metropolis car” needed considerable modification to accommodate the V8 Vantage S’s 4.7-liter V8. The naturally aspirated mill is mounted to a customized bulkhead and transmission tunnel, while the subframe and suspension elements have over from the preceding-era Vantage.
With 430 horsepower and 361 pound-feet of torque, the V8 Cygnet features an amazing electricity-to-bodyweight ratio and launches to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds — quicker than the V8 Vantage S. A brave pilot can expect to strike 170 mph if they will not lift off the accelerator.
A shopper pursued the Clever Fortwo-destroyer by way of the ‘Q by Aston Martin’ service, presumably with deep pockets and a twisted perception of humor.