What's Wrong With This Picture: When Do We Get A Zagato Version? Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

The Aston Martin Cygnet: because the auto industry just isn’t surreal enough these days. For its next trick, the Aston Martin grille will be appearing on a Corolla. Is there a photoshopper in the house?

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  • Panzerfaust Panzerfaust on Dec 16, 2009

    It looks like the lovechild of a Sebring and a Fiat 500.

  • Kristjan Ambroz Kristjan Ambroz on Dec 16, 2009

    Actually AM sells several thousand. As already mentioned the Cygnet will only be sold to people, who purchase one of the other AMs. It will be the first AM ever with a healthy reliability and the first since the DB6 without ultra cheap interior fittings from the lowiest of Fords, or old generation Volvos marring all that leather, wood and thick carpets. ;) Is it the death of a brand? Hardly - they will not be offered outside of Europe and in Europe they will signify quite well that your other car is an AM, much better than a Mini or something else that many owners drive in town. Contrary to what someone else said this will be by far the most technologically advanced AM on sale, too, being iQ based. To be honest it is probably one of the best possible donor cars, if you really feel the need for such a move. And given how healthy some of AMs owners are financially this very moment, every little added cashflow will really help. All that said I am still not necessarily in favour of the thing. Now if it was powered by a high revving motorcycle engine supported by a hybrid powertrain for low down torque, it would be an instant winner :D

  • 3-On-The-Tree Lou_BCsame here I grew up on 2-stroke dirt bikes had a 1985 Yamaha IT200 2-strokes then a 1977 Suzuki GT750 2-stroke 750 streetike fast forward to 2002 as a young flight school Lieutenant I bought a 2002 suzuki Hayabusa 1300 up in Huntsville Alabama. Still have that bike.
  • Milton Rented one for about a month. Very solid EV. Not as fun as my Polestar, but for a go to family car, solid. Practical EV ownership is only made possible with a home charger.
  • J Love mine, but the steering wheel blocks dashboard a bit, can't see turn signals nor headlights icons. They could use the upper corners of the screen for the turn signals. Mileage is much lower than shown too, disappointing
  • Aja8888 NO!
  • OrpheusSail I once did. My first four cars were American made, and through an odd set of circumstances surrounding a divorce, I wound up with a '95 Nissan Maxima which was fourteen years old and had about 150,000 miles on it.It was drove better, had an amazing engine, and was more reliable than any of my American cars. This included a new '95 GMC pickup that went through five alternators in under two years while the dealership insisted that there was no underlying electrical problem while they tried to run the clock on the warranty.That was the end of 'buy American'. I've bought from Honda and VW since, and I'll consider just about anything except American now.