Ian Flux testing the Cygnus at Brands Hatch.


The Cygnus appeared in July/August 1984, it was designed by two men from March, Nick Wasyliw and Rob Gustavsson and built by Paul Vincent in north London. Apparently it had been conceived long before its appearance but that hardy perennial, lack of money, saw its gestation delayed. Ian Flux did a couple of races in it without setting the world alight and for 1985 it had a makeover and became the Roni (q.v.).


The Cygnus had a honeycomb chassis and followed the general ground effect design trends of the mid-eighties. It was certainly a neat looking car and the very experienced Ian Flux felt it was a very promising chassis let down by a poor engine.
Ian Flux racing the Cygnus at Brands Hatch at the end of September.