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http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/aston-martin/cygnet/104040/aston-martin-v8-cygnet-unleashed-at-goodwood-with-430bhp

Can't imagine where they got the idea for the arches from!  confuse

 

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That thing makes Binky look tame and sensible! A Mini is a LONG wheelbase vehicle, almost a limousine!

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confuse

Within an inch or two a Mini and an IQ are damn near the same length & wheelbase

It would make for an interesting drag race between the two - I'd put a shilling on Binky over an 1/8 mile!

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...actually, yes, quite a few of us at Aston Martin in Gaydon, are following "Project Binky"! Truth be told, I suspect Binky will be both more practical than the V8 Cygnet! We still have a few of the Cygnet's (and the IQ's) knocking-about in various forms and we often use them as little taxis around the plant. They never sold well when new, despite us spending a considerable number of man-hours converting them from Toyota IQ's, but strangely, they're now very sort-after by Aston collectors worldwide. Kind Regards, Deano 🤓 (Aston Martin Test Driver and Major Rectification Technician)

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Thanks for the input Deano

No surprises that they didn't sell well to begin with due to their number crunching, EU regulation, nonsense range average mpg requirements

And also no surprises that their quirkiness now makes them a must have

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