The Aston Martin guide to towing
Can you combine a city car with a V12 GT? We strap a trailer to a Virage and tow a Cygnet through Monaco...
Posted: 07 Oct 2011
Of course, I hadn't actually intended to drive around serially congested Monaco in the Vignet, but had failed miserably to find a decently level parking area to morph my maxi-machine on the way in, and had hence found myself lost and alone in perhaps the one vehicle least suited to urban use this side of an Airbus A380 with a puncture. So it's back out of town and up into the hills, creeping past oncoming traffic with nerves fraying like an ancient woolly jumper. The Virage doesn't even notice the extra weight, but, seeing as the trailer is wider than the actual car, there's a very real chance of hoiking it onto whatever's on the inside of the road. Or clipping an oncoming Monte Carlo-bound mopeddler. Which would probably be quite messy. Eventually, I find an only slightly cockeyed lay-by and unload the Cygnet, heading back into town wearing somewhat more comfortable attire. The difference is nothing short of revelation.