, 2022-12-18 09:00:00,
The Cygnet was built so Aston Martin could meet European emissions regulations that applied to the brand’s whole line-up. This meant that a small and economical hatchback like the Cygnet would bring the general emissions down, allowing for more supercars. Other supercar brands like Ferrari do this by partnering up with Fiat, or in the case of Porsche, Volkswagen. Let’s remember the Aston Martin Cygnet by going over everything you need to know about it. It was by no means Aston Martin fast, but it certainly was quirky. Also, it was based on a very regular car. Care to guess which one?
The Cygnet Was Based On A Cheap City Car
Aston Martin Cygnet front end shot in a studio
Nowadays, when supercar manufacturers want to reduce emissions, they just come out with an electric or hybrid version of an already existing supercar. However, back in 2011, this wasn’t possible – especially for a small brand like Aston Martin. This led to the production of the Cygnet. Now, as you might expect, Aston Martin didn’t design and develop the car from the ground up as it wouldn’t make sense. Instead, the Brit based the Cygnet on a car that looks like a Smart car, but it isn’t. It actually is the Toyota iQ – a very small city car that was actually sold in the U.S. as the Scion IQ. Yes, Aston Martin borrowed a small Toyota city car…
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