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What. On. Earth. As ever there was all sorts in the supercar paddock at Goodwood this year: Koenigseggs to Ferraris, McLarens, Porsches, rarities such as the Brabham BT62 and Apollo Intensa Emozione, the previously unseen Polestar One, Lambo Urus, AMG GT 4dr. None, with the possible solitary exception of that astonishing Apollo, got more attention than this. And none, with no exceptions whatsoever, got more love than this. The Aston Martin Cygnet V8. A proper ‘what-if’ made reality. Turns out you can fit the oily bits of the recently replaced Vantage S into the bodyshell of a Cygnet. Well, provided you fatten up the arches a bit. What’s going on here? Aston claims it’s a one-off commissioned by a customer (who already owns a Vulcan), although privately I suspect it’s actually been in quiet development by a bunch of engineers for quite a while. After all, leave some clever people alone with a small city car and a large V8 and sooner or later the inevitable will happen. At least you hope so – if it needed a customer to point out the potential here, something is misfiring up at Aston.