A rare Aston Martin Cygnet & Collete special edition was spotted in Dubai recently.

The Aston Martin Cygnet is one of those cars that you read about on the Internet but rarely see on the streets. Perhaps one of the most controversial vehicles to wear the Aston badge, the Cygnet is nothing more than a glorified Toyota iQ while this special version was created in collaboration with Paris fashion house Colette.

14 cars were made and all feature a Lightning Silver exterior paint with a hood livery and a race-inspired front bumper. Other noticeable changes include diamond-turned wheels and mirror caps, while on the inside there’s a Bitter Chocolate brown finish, quilted leather door and seat inserts and quilted Alcantara sun visors.

It went on sale in 2011 for an astounding price tag of 48,995 EUR.

Gallery: Aston Martin 'Cygnet & Colette' limited edition seen in Dubai [video]

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