Whilst I completely understand Aston Martin’s rationale for producing the Cygnet city car, I get a lump in my throat (and an unsettled feeling in my stomach) when I bring you news that you can now buy a limited edition Aston Martin with scatter cushions with matching blue enamelled Cygnet & colette keyring. Whatever next?
If it wasn’t for Aston’s participation in this weekend’s Nurburgring 24 hours with its stunning V12 Zagato, we’d be worried that this once Great British Bulldog of a brand had gone a bit, erm… girly.
The one good bit of news is that production will be strictly limited to 14 examples, that’s assuming there are actually 14 customers who’ve thought to themselves, “..do you know what’s missing from the Aston Martin Cygnet? Scatter cushions and a dash of colour!”. Hmmm.
The Aston Martin design team worked closely with their counterparts at colette to create the limited edition which features Lightning Silver paint with exclusive colette blue styling details including a race collection inspired (???) front bumper and bonnet livery, mirror caps and diamond turned road wheels. The Bitter Chocolate themed interior takes inspiration from colette’s mascot Oscar, the chocolate-brown Labrador.
Key signature elements of the transformation include; Stainless steel hand formed and engraved door handle badges, ‘Cygnet & colette’ branded hand enamelled boot badging manufactured by Thomas Fattorini, Quilted Alcantara sun visors to complement the quilted leather door and seat inserts, Hand trimmed, quilted colette blue leather occasional cushions for the rear seats, ‘Cygnet & colette’ branding on satellite navigation start up and a unique ‘Cygnet & colette’ key ring machined from solid aluminium with blue enamelling.
Orders for the 14 ‘Cygnet & colette’ pieces can be placed through the colette store in Paris for delivery by the end of the year. Prices start from €48,995 which is equivalent to around £43,700 of our good English pounds at today’s exchange rate.