Aston Martin builds a pocket rocket

Aston Martin builds a pocket rocket

From the outside, the vehicle is still recognisably a Cygnet with just a black mesh grille and large wheel arches to accommodate the 19-inch alloy wheels.

Feast your eyes on the Aston Martin V8 Cygnet, possibly the strangest model to emerge from the marque in its 105-year history.

Along with the jump in power, Aston Martin has kitted out the Cygnet V8 with the seven-speed Sportshift II automatic transmission from the Vantage S, says Autocar.

In what might be the most freaky example of a factory customer commission yet, Q by Aston Martin has revealed details of a weird and wonderful V8-powered Cygnet.

The Cygnet V8 can accelerate zero to 60 in 4.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 170 miles an hour, 60 miles an hour faster than before. Instead of its original, rinky dink 1.33-liter engine underhood producing just 97 horsepower (72 kilowatts), the Cygnet now wields a raucous 4.7-liter V8 and a few extra performance goodies. The dry weight of the auto is rated at 1,375kg, around 500kg more than in the regular Cygnet.

Aston Martin V8 Cygnet
ASTON MARTINAston Martin V8 Cygnet has supercar power in a city car body

Other modifications are extensive, and include a full FIA-spec roll cage, a considerably widened front and rear track, large ventilated disc brakes, limited-slip differential, full independent double-wishbone suspension, lightweight 19-inch alloy wheels, Recaro race seats and a naked carbon-fibre interior. 2 seconds or less and top out somewhere around 170 miles per hour.

Thanks to the eight-pot motor being positioned behind the front axle, the V8 Cygnet is claimed to have a 50:50 front-rear weight distribution.

The V8 Aston Martin Cygnet will be at the Goodwood Festival of SPeed from today (12 July). They're yellow painted, to contrast with the Buckinghamshire green bodywork.

"It is also a fine example of the engineering talent within the company as it's no small achievement to fit the Vantage's V8 engine so harmoniously into the Cygnet's compact body", he said. The steering wheel is removable, and the dash uses a Vantage instrument cluster. It'll be showing off its stuff at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. You do, at least, get air conditioning, two USB ports, and leather pull-straps for the carbon door trim.

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