2011 ASTON MARTIN CYGNET
- According to a vehicle database, only 600 Cygnets are registered in the UK which makes it a rarer sight on the road than both the DB5 and DB6
- To some, the Cygnet is a piece of Aston history and many see the Cygnet as a future classic in the making, thanks to its uniqueness and rarity
- The name Cygnet is very nicely chosen as it means young swan. It is the smallest swan from the family but already beautiful
- A city car from one of the most prestigious brands in the automotive world
- Only 41.000 kilometers since new
- For those who want the convenience of a city car with its super short wheelbase, incredible turning circle diameter and fuel sipping mileage but still desire luxury to enhance the experience, the Cygnet delivers
The Cygnet was produced at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters from 2011 to 2013.
The Cygnet was conceived, designed and built as a true Aston Martin. Including the many synonymous design cues featured across the model range including authentic zinc side-strakes, distinctive bonnet meshes, iconic grille and the legendary badge
In its rich 103-year history, Aston Martin has never built a car quite as divisive as the Cygnet. With a tiny 97bhp 1.33-litre engine, the small city car certainly lacked the headline figures normally associated with the manufacturer when it made its debut as an opinion-splitting concept at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.
While it was controversial, it also offered something different, and it wasn’t much of a surprise when bosses confirmed the Cygnet for production in 2011.
To some, the Cygnet is a piece of Aston history and many see the Cygnet as a future classic in the making, thanks to its uniqueness and rarity.
According to a vehicle database, just 600 Cygnets are registered in the UK; that makes it a rarer sight on the road than both the DB5 and DB6.
Something curious… Workers at the brand’s Gaydon HQ in Warks spent 150 hours building each Cygnet – the DB9 only took 200 hours – and it’s the smallest, lightest Aston ever made.
Like Aston Martin’s larger and faster offerings, each Cygnet is hand crafted by a team of artisans at Aston’s Gaydon factory, including a paint technician, a paint supervisor, a seat builder, various assembly technicians, a trim lead, a customer acceptance technician and a production supervisor.
To have a good impression how the Cygnet is built, please look at this movie.
The Toyota products, on the other hand, are clabbered together in automated factories, by robots, and don’t use the same quality of materials or hand-built craftsmanship that go into the Cygnet.
The name Cygnet is very nicely chosen as it means young swan. It is the smallest swan from the family but already beautiful.
ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE
We are personally completely in love with Aston Martin and definitely also with the Cygnet. We own a Cygnet ourselves which we use on a regular base if we go into the city centre of Amsterdam for example but we also use the Cygnet quite often for longer distances and it’s surprising how extremely nice the Cygnet is driving on the motorway for example.
This specific example is newly delivered in
The exterior of the Aston Martin is nice and typical Aston Martin. People on the street recognize the typical shape of the Aston Martin grille.
Luckily the first owner of the car decided to take the most beautiful wheels on the car. The wheels show some small damages but these can be easily repaired. According to us the damages are too small to repair but if the new owner wants to have the car as new we can easily repair.
The rest of the Cygnet is very nice. Some very very minor spots can be found due to the use of the car.
After 41.000 kilometers certainly no strange signs of use.
The interior of the Aston is probably the most impressive part of the car. It is made with the highest quality materials.
If you enter the car it is an oase of very soft (handbag quality) leather.
The Cygnet is filled with hand-stitched leather, the roof lining is made from Alcantara even as small details such as the base of the seats.
Around the center panel, every single detail is in very soft leather.
Believe it or not, the Cygnet uses as many leather hides as a DB9.
It is difficult to explain but if you open for the first time the door of a Cygnet you immediately understand the uniqueness of the interior of the Cygnet.
The 97 horsepower four-cylinder delivers optimum mileage and with the Aston accoutrements provides its passengers distinctive creature comforts.
It’s easy to drive, it’s reliable and easy to maintain. Other road users and pedestrians also love it; they come and talk to you about it and want to find out more. It’s definitely staying in our permanent collection.
With good residuals and a rarity factor, we think the Cygnet is beginning to acquire status as a collectible item and is on the way to becoming a collectible that investors will compete over in years to come when building their ultimate Aston garage.
So for those who want the convenience of a city car with its super short wheelbase, incredible turning circle diameter and fuel sipping mileage but still desire luxury to enhance the experience, the Cygnet delivers.