Aston martin have unveiled a high powered version of their city car, the Aston Martin V8 Cygnet and the car comes with some serious power for such a small vehicle.
The Aston Martin V8 Cygnet comes with 430 horsepower and it is powered by a 4.7 litre naturally aspirated V8 engine that has a 0 to 60 miles per hour time of just 4.2 seconds.
The car has a top speed of 170 miles per hour which is 60 miles per hour faster than the standard Cygnet.
Aston Martin Vice President & Special Operations Officer, David King said: “The V8 Cygnet shows the fun side of both Aston Martin and its customers. 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. I am sure that it will amaze and thrill people when they see and hear it on the hill at the Festival of Speed.”
Developed in-house by Aston Martin’s engineers, the starting point for the project was a right-hand drive Cygnet steel body shell and panels. A roll cage was welded to this, becoming an integral part of the chassis in the process, while a new front bulkhead and transmission tunnel were fabricated from sheet metal to accommodate the characterful 4.7-litre naturally aspirated V8 Vantage S powertrain. Subframes and suspension are also derived from the previous generation Vantage and a steel fuel tank housing has been mounted in the boot area, utilizing every inch of space.
You can find out more information about the Aston Martin V8 Cygnet over at Aston Martin at the link below.
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