Is it the bargain of the decade – or a complete con? Opinions have been running both ways about the new Aston Martin Cygnet, the maker’s first-ever mini car.
The minicar will carry a price tag of 30,995 British pounds, Aston has announced, or $49,368 at the current exchange rate. That’s barely a fifth the starting price of the maker’s top-line DBS and only a bit more than a third as much as the “base” model in the supercar maker’s line-up, the Aston Martin Vantage.
But will James Bond be caught driving one of the compact urban cruisers? Maybe if he’s looking for a parking space on the crowded streets near MI6 headquarters, in London. With its 99-horsepower, 1.3-liter engine this isn’t exactly the sort of product you expect to see 007 using to get away from the bad guys.