430bhp Aston Martin V8 Cygnet at Goodwood
Vantage V8 powered makeover for Astons city car has been developed for one customer.
Through Aston’s Q customisation service, a specially commissioned one of a kind Cygnet, ‘the ultimate city car’, has been developed and will be revealed.
Weighing just 1,375Kgs, the real wheel drive V8 Cygnet is powered by a Vantage S 4.7-litre V8 producing 430bhp and is apparently able to reach 0-62 in 4.2 seconds, a top speed of 170mph.
Bodywork has been reworked to allow the fitment of the engine and drive train with a remodelled bulkhead, some subframe components from the Vantage have been utilised. A much wider track has determined the overall shape of the car which boasts wider arches covering the 19-inch allow wheels. Of course, the braking system has been totally updated with large vented discs and yellow callipers all round.
The dash panel features a Vantage binnacle both driver and passenger sit in carbon fibre backed Recaros and are secured in place with 4 point harnesses.