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Aston Martin Cygnet V8 climbs the Goodwood hill

2018-07-16 09:47

Robin Classen

Image: YouTube

The Goodwood Festival of Speed plays host to some of the most amazing pieces of machinery but one particular model stood out from the rest.

At first glance, the Aston Martin Cygnet is a small city car, nimble in stature with no real intentions of going fast.

The mother of all Aston's

You know that saying about not judging a book by its cover and looks can be deceiving? The Cygnet has adopted both those concepts and in spectacular fashion.

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The car is fitted with a 4.7l V8 engine from an older Vantage S model and produces 320kW (430bhp). All of that in a car that weighs virtually nothing.

How Aston Martin managed to fit an engine almost half the size of the car into the car, is motoring artistry. Making everything work perfectly on track is mechanical genius.

The Cygnet is a definite sleeper and can challenge any super car on its day.

Check out the video of the V8 powered Aston Martin Cygnet at the Goodwood Festival of Speed:

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