Gaydon, Warwickshire July 31, 2011: Aston Martin enters two new Cygnets into the fifth annual
Bridgestone Eco-Rally this weekend. In the marque’s debut appearance at the event, the
Cygnets will cement their place as the ultimate city cars, a tailor-fit solution for urban driving.
The Bridgestone Eco-Rally will allow spectators and enthusiasts a chance to see the Cygnets as
they pass from the heart of Oxford to central London. The rally showcases the world’s best eco-
friendly vehicles in association with ‘Start’, an initiative inspired by HRH The Prince of Wales to
celebrate eco-friendly living.
Hand-crafted for the city with the highest quality materials and attention to detail, Cygnet is
bespoke, exclusive, and offers a degree of choice not previously available in a small package,
coupled with carbon emissions of just 116 g/km and fuel economy of 56.5 mpg.
One of the Cygnets entering the event will be dressed in Seychelles Blue, the paint colour of the
Aston Martin DB6 Mark II Volante recently driven by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on
their wedding day. Aside from the two formal entries, a third Cygnet will also be supporting the
event in eye-catching ‘Flouro Orange’, the hallmark of London-based designer Tom Dixon.
Driven by Aston Martin Racing regular, Darren Turner and David King, Aston Martin’s Director
of Special Projects and Motorsport, the two Cygnets will be on the extended route from Exeter
College, Oxford to The Mall, London.
Darren Turner is looking forward to the prospect of driving the Cygnet at the weekend: “I have
been a fan of Cygnet from the start. It’s a great city car, easy to manoeuvreand park and a lot of
fun to drive.”
David King said: “To drive Cygnet in a busy city is to experience a car ideally suited to its
environment. Cygnet is tiny, with impressively low emissions but with all the style and
craftsmanship of the finest luxury cars.”
“I’m looking forward to demonstrating Cygnet on the Bridgestone Eco-Rally, maybe it’s my one
and only chance to beat Darren Turner!”
The rally begins on Broad Street, Oxford at 10:00 and concludes at 14:30 on the 31st July.