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Aston Martin sticks a large engine in a tiny city automobile – a 007-inspired Q tech group creates a 170mph monster

ASTON Martin has taken their compress city automobile and incited it into a beast.

The marquee’s James Bond-inspired “Q” etiquette group remade one customer’s Cygnet hatchback into a V8-powered mini.

 The V8 Cygnet is a large change on a strange model
The V8 Cygnet is a large change on a strange model

Sold between 2011-2013, a unchanging Cygnet came with a light 1.3-litre engine producing usually 97bhp.

Rebranded from Toyota’s iQ, Aston usually sole around 150 of a motors in a UK.

So this one-off acclimatisation will no doubt be a many high-performance indication on a road.

Engineers took a grievous 4.7-litre, 430bhp V8 engine from a £100,000 Vantage S and forsaken it true into a compress two-seater.

 The compress racer has a tip speed of 170mph
The compress racer has a tip speed of 170mph
 It's propitious with bucket seats and a racing steering wheel
It’s propitious with bucket seats and a racing steering wheel

And it means a city run-about is able of producing some implausible opening stats.

The 1,375kg support can accelerate from 0-62mph in usually 4.2 seconds, with a peppery tip speed of 170mph.

Described by Aston Martin as “one of a many exciting, vast and petite creations ever”, a absolute induce is due to underline during this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. 

The slot rocket will take on a famous Hillclimb event, along with a horde of adorned supercars and other high-powered motors.

 Aston have called it one of their many sparkling creations
Aston have called it one of their “most sparkling creations”
 The automobile boasts a same 4.7-litre engine as a 100,000 Vantage S
The automobile boasts a same 4.7-litre engine as a £100,000 Vantage S

Aston Martin Vice President Special Operations Officer, David King said: “The V8 Cygnet shows a fun side of both Aston Martin and a customers.

“It is also a excellent instance of a engineering talent within a association as it’s no tiny feat to fit a Vantage’s V8 engine so harmoniously into a Cygnet’s compress body.

“I am certain that it will dazzle and disturb people when they see and hear it on a mountain during a Festival of Speed.”

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