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Aston Martin Cygnet V8 review

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Published: 25 May 2021
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Buying

What should I be paying?

Given there’s only – and will only ever be – one in existence, we’re not sure any of this really matters. But if you are the owner and you do want to know what it’s going to be like to own your V8 Cygnet, here’s a brief summary: expensive.

Not only is the commissioning cost outrageous for a small city car, but given it’s only got a titchy fuel tank (scrawled over in Tippex signatures by the Aston team) in the boot feeding a monstrous engine, it’s not very good on fuel. Especially as the fuel gauge is a bit dicky, so it's very easy to run out. But it’s also going to be tricky to insure. And from behind the wheel, it’s impossible to fathom the size of the thing with the arches sprouting out a lot further than the bodywork, so those very expensive diamond-cut 19-inch wheels are ripe for a kerbing. So that’ll probably cost you. As will the congestion charge. And ULEZ when it comes in. So as a city car it’s pretty useless. But that doesn’t matter. Because it’s also excellent.

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