Aston Martin Cygnet is Back... With a V8

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  1. FT-1

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  3. TheCracker

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    Ummmm. Looks like a clown car.
     
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  4. INEEDNAWZZZ

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    I think it's cool that Aston even still acknowledges the Cygnet was a thing, let alone going to all that effort.
     
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    RC F V8 in an Aygo? Yes?
     
  6. Naveek Darkroom

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    The engine bay is in fact the TARDIS.

    Say what you want about the Cygnet but this is awesome.

    TS050 Hybrid drivetrain in a Corolla. Wouldn't be too far off the GT300 Prius.
     
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    If only there were more cars like this. More utterly, gloriously stupid cars like this.
     
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    :lol: That actually sounds pretty amazing! It makes me think of other crazed hatchbacks like the Toyota Aygo Crazy, Renault Clio V6, or the VW Golf W12 Concept.
     
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    There's often a couple of Cygnets in the Aston dealership in Wilmslow near me, they're expensive little blighters. This one is insane, I imagine it's twitchy with that short a wheelbase.
     
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    The SHOgun is a classic favorite. I owned one...









    ... of the Festiva '89 4-speed base models.
     
  11. TheOverdriver

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    Imagine seeing this at a drag race
    It’s almost as fast as a C63 or M3
     
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  12. Just The Stig

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    Oh my :censored: God, a city pocket-rocket with a massive V8 jammed in it's nose. What's not to like? :drool:

    It would be on my wishlist if it weren't a one-off...shame.
     
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    Meh...needs two transversely mounted W12s.
     
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    Maybe they could do a twin engine Cygnet. They crammed a V8 under the hood, maybe they could find room behind the seats. They've already ripped out the back seats.
     
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    Really the only logical thing is to have the front wheels driven by a twin-charged W16 and the rear wheels driven by two twin-charged W12s mated together a la Cizeta V16T--probably not enough room for 32 cylinders in the rear...
     
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    This is the kind of car i would find in Gran Turismo 4 and think "this thing exists in real life?"
     
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    They should offer Cygnet owners this conversion.
     
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    This deserves a Forza horizon 4 appearance, possibly as dlc
     
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    Now they have the excuse to have a V8 option for upgrades
     
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    BMW needs to make an i3 with the 7 series' twin turbo V12
     
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    When I saw that first photo, my first thought was, "hey, it's a Smart car". :p
     
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    My reaction about this car. Can i have 10 Cygnus V8? I would probably crash one of them driving it at the limit.

     
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    I would love to see this in Gran Turismo Sport.
     
  24. Castrol96

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    I like it!

    Reminds me of something out of the early Burnout series. :D
     
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    Roughly how much are they asking these days for them?
     
  26. Dave A

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    The're usually around £30k up, but I have seen "cheaper" ones for around £28k. The last one I saw in Wilmslow was around £32k IIRC.
     
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    Very interesting: