High profile English sports car maker, Aston Martin, has today confirmed that its super luxury city car concept, the Cygnet, will go into production in 2011, at Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon.
The Cygnet concept has been a much discussed topic by motoring enthusiasts and industry commentators alike, ever since it was first shown in March this year.
Some have called it blasphemy, while many Aston Martin owners see the Cygnet as more like a road going tender vehicle for use in big cities or for everyday urban tasks, like going down to the corner shop for milk and bread.
The introduction of the Cygnet will create a new segment in the automotive market, luxury city car, which in many ways will mirror the kind of bespoke fit out, found in the likes of a DB9 or Rapide.
Aston Martin’s CEO, Dr Ulrich Bez, summed it up nicely, when he said, “Whatever we do, we do right. If we do performance, we do performance; we don’t downsize or compromise our sports cars. The Cygnet needs to satisfy the demands of emissions and space. It is a car without compromise, just like every other Aston Martin.”
At just three-metres long, Cygnet will be perfect for manoeuvring in and out of London traffic, while being small enough to fit into those ever so tight parking spaces.
Aston Martin’s Director of Design, Marek Reichman, calls Cygnet, “…small but luxurious, an Aston Martin tailor fit for the city.”
Dr Bez goes on to say that, “The Cygnet is designed to support our sports cars by providing a greater degree of freedom in the urban context; it is a very special car, a premium but compact package with heart, soul, and personality.”
Specification and pricing, along with other details will be released later this year, including, whether or not the car will be made available to the general public, or will be exclusive to current Aston Martin owners, at least, initially.