2011 Aston Martin Cygnet Launch Editions

We are sure that until now you already know how difficult is to get an Aston Martin Cygnet. In fact it is impossible unless you already own another Aston Martin model, something like Rapide or One-77. But if you are one of the lucky owners of a Rapide, you can start getting your Cygnet. And the first customers will be able to choose from a special Launch edition, offered in either white or black.

The two editions will be offered with either standard manual or optional CVT automated transmission and each will be produced for a strictly limited time. For the interior they will get a choice of unique materials and colors. Also both of them will be offered with a bespoke Bill Amberg five-piece luggage set that includes glove box bag, removable door pocket bag, holdall, garment bag and a collapsible tote bag.

Hit the jump to read more about the Aston Martin Cygnet Launch Editions.

The exterior and the interior

Aston Martin Cygnet Launch Editions

Cygnet Launch Edition White edition is finished in Snow White paint with a mix of silver mesh, chrome bright-work and White Diamond turned alloy wheels. On the interior the seats are covered in Pearl white leather with perforated Alcantara inserts, complemented by satin chrome.

The Black edition is finished in Magic Black metallic paint with a specially developed deep sea green effect, offset by matte black louvers and chrome bright-work. For the interior, the seats and dash are finished in pure black full grain leather, perforated in a specially-developed diamond pattern.

The engine

The Aston Martin Cygnet is powered by a 1.3 liter engine delivering a total of 97-hp with a top speed of 105 mph. Aston Martin announced an electric-only version with a 60-mile range will arrive in 2013.

The competition

Aston Martin Cygnet Launch Editions

For those of us, in fact lots of us, who do not own a Rapide, but still want to drive a small city car, Toyota iQ is the alternative. It is much, much cheaper than the Cygnet and will be offered with a choice of two engines: 1.3- and 1.0-liter gasoline engines. European customers will also get a 1.4-liter diesel powerplant.

Price

For the British market the two special editions are priced from £30,995 (or almost $50k at the current exchange rates).

Aston Martin Cygnet Launch Editions
LOVE IT
  • Lots of luxury for such a small car
  • Best looking in its class
  • Cool color combination
LEAVE IT
  • Impossible to buy
  • Much to expensive for a small city car
  • It doesn’t look like an Aston Martin model

23 comments:

And also the performance of this car is less powerful. I would never bought this car if I have the money! I rather choose Fiat or Mini over this one.

hmm. IMO, this car looks like a Smart Fortwo. And i think its design is somewhat different from the traditional aesthetic.

Agreed, it has a different face compare to traditional look of Aston Martin plus its small. I don’t like the design for the body but when i saw the interior is kind of luxurious that it made me forgot how it looks from the outside!

Cygnet is of the Aston model that look so fantastic. The interior is classy and the platforms were just great that it would actually gives you an awesome ride!

The two editions will be offered with either standard manual or optional CVT automated transmission and each will be produced for a strictly limited time.

This is as close as we are going to get to a modern day Austin 1300 Vandan Plas. But at least that expensive folly had some integrity. It cost a fortune to
make.

Special Edition indeed ! I thought the regular Cygnet was a BAD enough joke . Now the " Brian Trust " behind the company thinks a " Pretentious "
Special Edition is needed ! Guess they must be taking up room in the showrooms ( SE’s are a manufactures way of dumping unsold stock )

Then you’ll get the white version. It seems Apple has put the touch on the minds of any designer! Looks like the ones from Aston Martin were not spared. The comparison is with white/black iphone smiley

Expensive ... and that black interior is... terrible depressing!

$50.000 for a small car? A series small car?

I remember that Fiat 500 for 500.000. Only those people are crazier than these! I guess they want us to make a top!

For that price you can build it yourself from a Toyota IQ ($14.000)! In the end they both are extremely similar!

It is hideous, the first one I saw was just before Christmas. It was in a dealer on Park Lane, London, painted Gold and hopefully it will be the last one I see.

If it weren’t for Fiat, Ferrari would be forced down this road too. Aston’s not doing it because they think it enhances the brand, they’re doing it because it lets them avoid watering down the other cars.

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