All in the name of CAFE standards, hence the reason for the Cygnet.
Aston Martin shocked many when it announced the production of the Cygnet. The British car company is best known for creating high-powered two-doors for British celebrities like James Bond. Regardless of what you may think of the Scion iQ's more expensive sibling, the Cygnet appears here to stay. The Cygnet has been around all of one year and already there are some superb special editions and custom creations. Continue reading on to see the best of the worst best.
The Aston Martin Works Tailored department and French fashion house Colette teamed up to create a special-edition Cygnet perfect for fashionistas. Highlights include a chocolate brown interior with blue leather throw pillows and hand-crafted stainless steel badges. Only 14 Colette Cygnets were made, each with a price tag of $70,000.
A. Kahn Design recently reworked the Cygnet to make it more appealing to Aston owners used to driving something a little faster. Tweaks include, but are not limited to: a lowered suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels in the front and 18-inch alloy wheels in the back and hood intakes. The interior is made-to-order and pricing varies accordingly.
What is better than chrome-covered V8 Vantage? A gold-covered Cygnet of course! The folks over at Aston Martin decided to have some fun (and skew the average selling price of the Cygnet) by wrapping their pint-sized three-door in gold. Now it looks nothing like an iQ.
This is the only Cygnet on this list that doesn't officially exist-yet. The Cygnet already made Aston purists lose their minds, so you have to wonder what an electric version of the much-detested ride would do. The car would be great for the Earth, but it may be a tough sell to those used to big gas-powered Vantages and DBs.