|Photo Gallery, Review & Specifications
2012 Aston Martin Cygnet and colette
Aston Martin has joined forces with Parisian fashion authority colette to produce the strictly limited edition; 'Cygnet & colette' luxury city car. To celebrate the collaboration, 14 examples of the 'Cygnet & colette' city car will be hand-crafted via the company's ultimate personalization service; Aston Martin Works Tailored which offers limitless options personalized precisely to customer specification through the marque's world famous Works Service facility. (continued below)
|2012 Cygnet and colette Photo Gallery
Aston Martin Collaborates with French Designers
|Source: Aston Martin | Published: Fri Jun 24, 2011
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The Aston Martin design team worked closely with their counterparts at
colette to create the striking limited edition which features Lightning Silver
paint with exclusive colette blue styling details including a race collection
inspired front bumper and bonnet livery, mirror caps and diamond turned road
wheels. The Bitter Chocolate themed interior takes inspiration from colette's
mascot Oscar, the chocolate-brown Labrador.
The Works Tailored team has
created unique 'Cygnet & colette' elements including:
* Stainless steel
hand formed and engraved door handle badges
* 'Cygnet & colette' branded hand
enamelled boot badging manufactured by Thomas Fattorini
* Quilted Alcantara
sun visors to complement the quilted leather door and seat inserts
trimmed, quilted colette blue leather occasional cushions for the rear seats
* 'Cygnet & colette' branding on satellite navigation start up
* A unique
'Cygnet & colette' key ring machined from solid aluminum with blue enamelling
Aston Martin Director of Design, Marek Reichman said: "Aston Martin and
colette are both cool brands that successfully blend modernity and innovation.
It made perfect sense to work together and create this limited piece of
automotive fashion for the city.
"The colette car is the first of the
exclusive 'Cygnet &' collaborations. These cars will give Aston Martin a
relevant platform to reach out to new customers in urban areas."
and distinctive, individual and practical, the Aston Martin Cygnet is the
ultimate Tailor-Fit solution for city living. Launched in May 2011 with first
customer orders arriving at European dealers now, Cygnet is hand-crafted for the
city and like every Aston Martin it can be uniquely personalised to suit
individual taste and style, bringing a new level of luxury and bespoke
capability to city cars.
Since opening its doors 14 years ago in March
1997, colette has reinvented the concept of retail, becoming a Parisian
landmark. The state of the art store is the first stop for many visiting the
French Capital thanks to the incredible selection of exclusive, unusual and
beautiful luxury items.
This bespoke Cygnet is an expression of colette's
values and style and the perfect choice for city driving. It comes with a
selection of goodies to ensure that every trip is fun and to pass the time in
the traffic including candies, a Wallpaper* Paris guide, a custom Sigg bottle to
stay hydrated and the latest colette compilation CDs."
The colette team
focused on materials, colors and styling to create its limited edition Cygnet
demonstrating the extent to which an individual or organization can tailor any
Aston Martin to their own personal exacting taste with the company's Works
Orders for the 14 'Cygnet & colette' pieces can be
placed through the colette store in Paris for delivery by the end of the year.
Prices start from 48,995 EUR (about $68,600) in Germany.
|Key: AT - automatic transmission, MT - manual transmission, F/R/AWD - front/rear/all wheel drive
||79 cu in (1296 cc)
||97 hp @ 6000 rpm
||92 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
||Front Wheel Drive
||6 Speed Manual (Std.)
||Variable Speed Automatic (Opt.)
|Brakes & Tires
|Brakes Front - Rear
||Ventilated Discs - Solid Discs
|Tire Size Front - Rear
|Exterior Dimensions & Weight
|EPA Fuel Mileage - City/Highway
||5 l/100 km
|Origin & Price
|Base Retail Price (MSRP)
||48,995 EUR in Germany