Owning a limited series Aston Martin is a dream that many car enthusiasts have, but very few will realize. Any Aston Martin tends to be very expensive and impractical for everyday use. Fortunately, there was a model from the Gaydon house that offered customers a manual transmission and limited production – the Aston Martin Cygnet.
At the start of 2010, the European Union began imposing new regulations on car manufacturers requiring their entire range to comply with certain emission regulations.
This was predictable for the big automakers, who were already working on making fuel efficient vehicles. However, supercar and GT builders like Aston Martin found themselves in a more complicated situation.
The key to complying with regulations and avoiding these fines was to make cars that are greener. In the case of Aston Martin, the option was to partner with Toyota to affix the Aston Martion badge on their Toyota iQ, but with another name: Aston Martin Cygnet.
The British manufacturer initially planned to sell 4,000 units per year, but after two years of production, between 2011 and 2013, Aston Martin has only sold 300 units worldwide. At that time, the Cygnet was a very popular car. She was the butt of many criticisms and jokes in the automotive world. Today, however, the Cygnet is a coveted model. It's an affordable way to own an Aston Martin.
Some enthusiasts have even declared that the Cygnet is a future collector. It must be said that it fulfills many criteria: a limited production, a prestigious brand and a style recognizable at a glance.
Today you can buy a little used copy of this curious Aston Martin, while enjoying one of the most special cars of the modern era … and also one of the easiest to park. You will find all the information by clicking on this link.