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

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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

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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.


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

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  • Leave it
    • Impossible to buy
    • Much to expensive for a small city car
    • It doesn’t look like an Aston Martin model
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  (577) posted on 12.15.2011

I just only love the cunning looks of it even the sporty interior of it. I’m also impressed with the navigation system of it. Well, it will surely have a stiff competition on Toyota iQ for it as well have a nice quality.

  (399) posted on 12.12.2011

Cygnet really looks so cute on its dimension, and I also noticed that its air intake on its front hood only gives an aggressive look of it, which is very attractive on this. smiley Anyway, what’s the engine specification of it?

  (415) posted on 12.8.2011

The combination of color truly looks cool, and it is really a good-looking vehicle, but I’m too disappointed because it is only a two seater car. However, I’m glad that it has an impressive and efficient engine.

  (570) posted on 12.5.2011

I never thought that small vehicles could be that so luxurious! Well, it really impressed me a lot, but it will be undoubtedly too expensive because on that. Anyway, I have to agree that it didn’t like an Aston Martin vehicle.

  (484) posted on 11.10.2011

If I’m not mistaken cygnet is a city car, right? Well, I can that this one is truly looking so cute on their platform or for being a small car, but I’m quite curious on its engine specification.

  (647) posted on 10.5.2011

Very convincing on car to buy. Nice combination of technology and futuristic concepts. Now with its unique and developed car. Like the 97-hp with a top speed of a 105 mph. Awesome.

  (397) posted on 10.4.2011

One of the cutest city cars that I saw nowadays. It looks so luxurious despite of the fact that it is only a small car, but it’s too expensive. smiley Anyway, I think that it is worth the money spent for.

  (530) posted on 07.13.2011

Wow so much luxury for a small car like this. I’m wondering how they can build a tiny car having a complete packaged like this. The auto maker is really a genius! 

  (446) posted on 06.17.2011

hmm. I think it would be better if Aston will focus on making supercar because I don’t think that they are good in making a hatch! I would say that this is worst than the MINI.

  (815) posted on 05.10.2011

It seems like a small car made by Smart ForTwo or Abarth! Yeah, this car has the same with Abarth! I think its kind of petite for a SUV car.. I don’t like the design of the exterior though I find the interior looks good.

  (777) posted on 04.27.2011

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.

  (728) posted on 04.27.2011

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

  (257) posted on 03.31.2011

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!

  (460) posted on 03.14.2011

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!

  (728) posted on 02.1.2011

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.

  (777) posted on 01.24.2011

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

  (692) posted on 01.23.2011

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 )

  (151) posted on 01.21.2011

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

  (51) posted on 01.21.2011

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

  (70) posted on 01.21.2011

$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!

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