Aston Martin has given the world the first peek at its upcoming hypercar, the AM-RB 001, at the 2017 Canadian International Auto show being held in Toronto.
While the company revealed to the world the concept version or the AM-RB001 which has been developed in collaboration with Red Bull racing at its UK headquarters in July, it was for the first time in Toronto that Aston Martin fans and potential customers were shown the car in flesh.
The AM-RB 001 will feature a mid-mounted naturally aspirated V12 engine and a one-to-one power to weight ratio, pack the cutting-edge racing developed aerodynamic trickery, will come at a hefty price tag of £2 million a piece and will have only 150 units produced out of which 25 will be track-only models.
“The AM-RB 001 is destined to become the defining hypercar of this decade and a hugely desirable investment for collectors and enthusiasts,” said Aston Martin President and CEO, Dr. Andy Palmer.
Aston Martin has ensured that the car looks aesthetically as appealing as its underlying power and hence ensured from the design perspective that huge spoilers, splitters or side skirts do not negatively impact the car’s visual appearances.
While there is all the possibility that Palmer is correct and the AM-RB 001 will be ‘the’ hypercar of the decade, we are not sure whether it will actually be true considering that Bugatti Chiron has already been promised for this year and Mercedes-AMG is also working on a similar vehicle on its own that will mostly likely be shown off at this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show in September.
Competition or no competition, the Aston Martin AM-RB 001 lives up to the claims as far as the collecting community is concerned. Why? Because all the 150 units have already been sold out before actually going into production and that’s the proof of how appealing the car is. There could be a possibility that a few who have booked the car might not go for it, and if that’s the case Aston Martin wouldn’t be worried considering that there is a long list of people who have already registered their interest if current orders are cancelled.