The handcrafted ‘baby Aston’ emits just 116g/km and has a fuel economy of 4.1L/100km, which more than qualifies it for a spot on the grid of the Eco-Rally.
Driven by Aston Martin Le Mans racer Darren Turner and Dave King, Aston Martin’s head of special projects and Motorsport, will go from Exeter College, Oxford to the Mall, London. Dave King reckons it might be his one and only chance to beat Darren Turner.
He also said that:
“To drive Cygnet in a busy city is to experience a car ideally suited to its environment. Cygnet is tiny, with impressively low emissions but with all the style and craftsmanship of the finest luxury cars.”
Despite his usual job of piloting Aston Martin’s fastest and most powerful racing cars, Darren Turner said:
“I have been a fan of the Cygnet from the start. It’s a great city car, easy to manoeuvre and park and a lot of fun to drive.”
The rally will bring together the world’s most efficient production vehicles and teams up with an initiative called ‘Start’, inspired by HRH The Prince of Wales in a celebration of eco-friendly living.
One of the Cygnets in this event are painted in Seychelles Blue, the same colour as the Aston martin DB6 Mark II Volante driven by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Royal Wedding.
There will be a third Cygnet entry as a supporting vehicle, which will has been painted in a super visible ‘Flouro Orange’, in recognition of London Designer, Tom Dixon.
The Bridgestone Eco-rally starts from Broad Street, Oxford at 10am on the 31st of July and finishes at 2:30 pm.