Aston has announced plans for a new Aston Martin that will take your breath away, but not in the manner you would normally expect.

The ‘new’ Cygnet will be based on Toyota’s IQ – yes you did read that right – and, according to Aston’s CEO Dr Bez, the inspiration came from luxury yacht tenders. The car will ‘be offered with the Vantage, DB9 and DBS’ although they don’t say whether you’ll have to pay extra, allowing customers to drive their GT from their homes in the Cotswolds to the outskirts of London before continuing their journey to the centre of town in similar luxury, but in a more ‘city-manageable’ package

If this is a joke, we don’t get it.