If there’s enough demand for the V12 engine, the Aston Martin Cygnet city car may be available with this engine. According to Autocar, a feasibility study has already been done. They also said that the 6.0-litre V12 from its top-of-the-line cars will fit the tiny city car’s engine bay without needing major modifications. The additional upgrades to permit the Toyota IQ-based Cygnet to manage the weight, hp and torque of the powertrain are believed to be “significant but not insurmountable.” It’s believed that the V12 will need to be significantly detuned from the 510bhp it offers in the new DB9 and Vantage models. Presently, the Cygnet is sold just in one state of tune, equipped with Toyota’s 97bhp 1.3-litre petrol unit. If Aston gets the green signal for a production Cygnet V12, it will probably be sold as a project car much like the Nissan Juke R has been. The Juke R, which uses the Nissan GT-R’s running gear in a Juke supermini body, is priced at about £400,000. It will enter limited production, primarily for the Middle East market, after having received a good feedback for the concept car’s creation.
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