Sir Stirling Moss is one of the greatest, go-fast men in automotive history. In fact, his driving career with Aston Martin saw him drive a number of the company’s racing cars including the famous DB3S and DBR1 models with great success – so why would he purchase the new Toyota iQ based Aston Martin Cygnet? Well, because it’s not really for him.
Stirling Moss purchased a green Aston Martin Cygnet as a surprise birthday present for wife, Lady Moss.
“One of the closest teams in motorsport for many years, Sir Stirling and Lady Moss planned a private celebratory dinner on the eve of her birthday at the Royal Automobile Club in its clubhouse the century old, ‘palace on Pall Mall’ in London,” Aston Martin said in a statement. “On arrival they were met with the sight of the new Aston Martin Cygnet on display in the magnificent central rotunda – the culmination of six months planning and ‘secret’ correspondence between Sir Stirling and Aston Martin to plan a surprise birthday present for Lady Moss.”
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Sir Stirling Moss said: “My greatest partner in everything that I do, Susie is an amazing person and frankly the best wife a man could have. Since seeing a pre-production Cygnet in January I knew that it was the perfect car for Susie; a proper little piece of British luxury and perfect for our life in town.”
On a side note: We also found out that building a Cygnet takes 150 hours to complete.
Refresher: Based on the Toyota iQ, the Aston Martin Cygnet will be powered by a 1.3L engine making 97-hp, allowing it to hit a top speed of 105 mph. Aston Martin will make around 1,500 units and will sell them for $49,253 a pop.
Stirling Moss and Lady Moss with Aston Martin Cygnet:
Aston Martin Cygnet Launch Editions:
– By: Omar Rana