Posted on: Oct 28, 2012 | 14,226 reads

Aston Martin Developing V12 Cygnet?

Picture this: a pint-sized city car not much larger than a golf cart with the Aston Martin DB9's V12 engine stuffed into its guts.
As bonkers as it may sound, Autocar is reporting that Aston Martin's pint-sized city car could soon be offered with the brand's 6.0-liter V12 engine. That's the same engine that's under the hood of DB9, Rapide, V12 Vantage and the new Vanquish, not to mention a handful of older Aston models. The report alleges that the twelve-cylinder engine woukd fit in the Cygnet's engine bay "without extensive modifications," though we find that hard to believe for a car designed to accomodate a 1.3-liter inline four with just 97 horsepower.
Aston Martin Developing V12 Cygnet?
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More than likely, the V12 would also need to be slightly detuned but considering the overall power-to-weight ratio, that seems like a very small price to pay. Autocar also says that Aston Martin would treat such a project in a way comparable to Nissan and its GT-R-powered Juke R, meaning production would be very limited for only a few wealthy clients. That's assuming that Aston is actually even considering the project, and that it would actually offer it for public consumption. Jalopnik spoke to a spokesman for the British automaker, who laughed at the idea, but crucially stopped short of denying it outright.
Aston Martin Developing V12 Cygnet?
Aston Martin Developing V12 Cygnet?



by Jay Traugott
Aston Martin Developing V12 Cygnet?
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