Sir Stirling Moss is one of the first Aston Martin Cygnet customers image

Last night at the Royal Automobile Club, Sir Stirling Moss took delivery of his newly purchased Aston Martin Cygnet; 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. On arrival they were met with the sight of the new Aston Martin Cygnet on display.

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.”

Specifications for Lady Moss’s car include Sir Stirling’s choice of Aston Martin Racing Green, harking back to the company’s sports cars that Sir Stirling raced in the 1950s, as the paint colour.
Sir Stirling’s own 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.

Aston CEO Ulrich Bez recently announced shipping expectations of about 4000 per year at a price of about £30,000. According to Bez, the Cygnet demonstrates the company’s commitment to innovation and integrity, whilst respecting the need to satisfy demands of emissions and space.

The iQ’s 97bhp 1.33-litre engine remains untouched and can be mated to six-speed manual or CVT automatic gearbox options. 0-62mph takes 11.8sec and the top speed is a modest 106mph.