The British people from Aston Martin released a special version of the current Cygnet, a model which will be manufactured in a limited edition of 14 units and it’s crafted together with the French fashion house, colette. From the beginning, we have to advise you that small British model built on the same platform with Toyota iQ comes with a staggering price of €48,995 ($70,550).
This is about $25,000 more than the standard Aston Martin Cygnet, a price which does not justify the minor aesthetic improvements brought by the Parisian fashion house. However, maybe the Cygnet & colette special edition is more than what we see from these photos.
“The colette car is the first of the exclusive ‘Cygnet &’ collaborations. These cars will give Aston Martin a relevant platform to reach out to new customers in urban areas,” said Aston Martin Director of Design, Marek Reichman. According to these statements, Aston Martin is looking forward to develop more special edition of the current Cygnet in partnership with different companies.
It remains to be seen if there will be enough customers willing to pay more than $70,000 for a Toyota iQ with Aston Martin badges and some fancy exterior and interior touches. Leaving the rudeness aside, we can take a quick tour of the limited Cygnet, a model which brings no engine upgrades but only few aesthetic tweaks.
At the exterior, the British city car features a revised hood and front bumper, new alloy wheels, Lightning Silver paint job and some blue accents for the side mirrors, wheels, front grille and bonnet. At the interior you benefit from Bitter Chocolate themed interior which is inspired from colette’s mascot Oscar, Alcantara trim and quilted blue leather cushions for the rear seats, a unique key ring made of aluminum and also engraved stainless steel door handles.
“Elegant and distinctive, individual and practical, the Aston Martin Cygnet is the ultimate Tailor-Fit solution for city living. Launched in May 2011 with first customer orders arriving at European dealers now, Cygnet is hand-crafted for the city and like every Aston Martin it can be uniquely personalised to suit individual taste and style, bringing a new level of luxury and bespoke capability to city cars”, concluded Aston Martin.