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Aston Martin Cygnet video: A runabout for the filthy rich

Are you tired of people staring when you drive your £180,000 Aston Martin DBS? Us too, so we're glad Aston Martin's made the Cygnet -- a tiny runabout we can pop to Lidl in peace in

Are you filthy stinking rich? Are you tired of people staring when you drive your £180,000 Aston Martin DBS? Us too, which is why we're so glad Aston Martin's made the Cygnet -- a tiny runabout we can use to pop to our local Lidl in peace.

Actually, we're not rich at all, and we'll never get tired of driving the DBS, so the Cygnet's not really our cup of tea. Still, we figured you'd like to take a closer look at this thing, so we shot a video from the 2010 Geneva Motor Show to show you exactly what it's like.

As you'll learn, it's based on a Toyota IQ, but has been given a lick of Aston Martin paint, an upmarket leather interior, a fancy iPod dock inside and some chrome flourishes. Whether that's enough to convince you to part with somewhere in the region of £30,000 is another matter altogether.

Have a butchers' at the video and let us know what you think.