Aston Martin Cygnet V8 is the Toyota iQ / Scion iQ we all want

The Aston Martin Cygnet V8 was created by the Q Commission service, and transforms the rebadged Toyota iQ from a FWD runabout into a RWD V8 monster.

The engine powertrain, including 72kW (97hp) 1.3L 4-cylinder engine engine, has been removed. It’s replaced by a naturally aspirated 4.7L Aston Martin V8 with 320kW (430hp) and 490Nm (361 lb-ft), and 50/50 weight distribution.

The Cygnet V8 is also LSD, RWD with a 7-speed SportShift II transmission, and wears Bridgestone tires (235/40 front, 275/35 rear) with 19″ forged 5-spoke wheels housed underneath carbon composite fender flares.

Weighing just 1,375kg (3,031 lb) with fluids, the Cygnet V8 has a 0-60mph time of 4.2s (faster than the V8 Vantage S, which it takes its engines and subframes from), and a top speed of 274km/h (170mph) or 97km/h (60mph) faster than the 1.3L Cygnet.

The car also has double wishbone suspension, 380mm 6-piston brakes at the front, 330mm 4-piston brakes at the rear, a roll cage, two seats, Recaro bucket seats with 4-point harnesses, a bespoke carbon dash with Vantage instruments, two USB ports, and air conditioning.


Length: 3,708mm | 146″
Width: 1,920mm | 75.6″
Height: 1,500mm | 59.1″
Wheelbase: 2,020mm | 79.5″
Front track: 1,570mm | 61.8″
Rear track: 1,560mm | 61.4″

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Joshua Thompson

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Aston Martin Cygnet V8 is the Toyota iQ / Scion iQ we all want