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The new Aston Martin Cygnet

The new Aston Martin Cygnet is its first dedicated inner city car. At just three metres in length, the Aston Martin Cygnet is probably the slowest Aston Cygnet model car available. It accelerates from 0-60 mph in 11.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of just 106 mph. However, selling at more than twice the price of your typical city car, the new Aston Martin Cygnet has a lot more going for it than most city cars.

Design

The designers of the Cygnet recognised that many people want a nippy urban car that can handle the demands of inner city driving and made the Aston to meet the need at its core. The car is luxurious, stylish, practical and designed for enjoyable inner city driving.

It gets its distinct identity from its denser trim, iQ tyres with standard alloy wheels, superb glass-like paint finish and excellent hand-fitted leather interior. Almost every surface on this mini car is covered with alcantara, handbag-quality leather or carpet, accounting for part of the extra cost goes.

Features

The Cygnet features 97 bhp four-cylinder engine that makes the car sound and feel energetic at speeds of 50-60 mph. With a combined fuel consumption of 54 mpg and a modest 120/km CO2 emission, this is a relatively low fuel consumer and environment pollutant.

Other notable features on this car include impressive instrument graphics, exquisitely polished alloy gear-gate, intricate metal inner door handles and bespoke alloy shift lever.

Performance

The Aston Martin Cygnet is sheer pleasure to drive. It handles beautifully and accurately with its feather-light steering. An optional CVT transmission allows for easy step-off and enhanced control at traffic lights. Its IQ tyres allow for a thrilling scooter-lice circle turning. Unsurprisingly, its dense trim gives it a quiet end and peaceful ride on the road.

Should you buy?

If you are open to the idea of a stylish and luxurious city car and have the relatively high asking price, the Aston Martin Cygnet might be what you want. For a typical price of £30,995 as of 2012, you get a stylish mini car with 92 kg kerb weight, 97 bhp power at 6000 rpm, 92 lb ft torque at 4000 rpm, 120 g/km CO2 emission and 54.3mpg economy. If the price tag is too high for you, don’t worry. Just don’t give the Aston Martin Cygnet another thought.

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