Not yet ready for production, but already on display

It’s been less than a week since Aston Martin highlighted its technical partners and unveiled some drivetrain information for the AM-RB 001 project, and the hypercar has already made its global debut. Well, not exactly a proper debut since the vehicle isn’t yet ready to go into production, but Aston Martin did display a full-size model at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.

The venue is a bit surprising given that Toronto isn’t not a major auto show, but it’s a global debut nonetheless. Also, there’s no word as to why Aston Martin chose Canada to display the hypercar for the first time, but it seems to be a full-time effort that also includes company CEO Andy Palmer.

"The Canadian International Auto Show marks the global auto show debut of our groundbreaking hypercar. The AM-RB 001 is destined to become the defining hypercar of this decade and a hugely desirable investment for collectors and enthusiasts," Palmer had to say about the event.

The debut comes with no additional information about the supercar, but we already know quite a few details. Last week, Aston Martin unveiled that the AM-RB 001 will use a naturally aspirated, 6.5-liter, V-12 developed by Cosworth. Additionally, it will have a lightweight tub made from carbon-fiber by Multimatic and a braking system created by Alcon and Surface Transforms. Bosch was also commissioned to develop a bespoke engine control unit, a traction control unit, and the electronic stability program. Finally, the supercar’s LED headlamps and taillights will be built by Wipac, which developed light units for the Porsche Carrera GT and the Lamborghini Aventador.

First deliveries of the AM-RB 001 aren’t due until 2019, so don’t expect the fully functional hypercar to be unveiled until late 2017 or early 2018.

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Why it Matters?

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Although it’s not the kind of debut you’d expect from a hypercar, it’s obvious that Aston Martin is trying to maintain the hype around the AM-RB 001. The British firm is slowly unveiling data about the project and I expect tens of statements with little bits of information through the end of the year. We will probably see more of the AM-RB 001 at the Geneva Motor Show and New York Auto Show over the next couple of months.

Read our full review on the 2018 Aston Martin AM-RB 001 here.

Press Release

The Aston Martin-Red Bull Advanced Technologies concept hypercar; AM-RB 001, will make its first appearance in North America — and global auto show debut — at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto later this month.

The unique and groundbreaking AM-RB 001, introduced in July 2016 at the Aston Martin headquarters in Gaydon, England, is an unprecedented fusion of form and function the likes of which has never before been seen in a road-legal vehicle. It will be accompanied to Toronto by Dr. Andy Palmer, the President and CEO of Aston Martin, who will be speaking at the Opening of Manufacturers’ Media Preview Day and the Automotive News Canada Congress on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

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Aston Martin President and CEO, Dr. Andy Palmer said: “The Canadian International Auto Show marks the global auto show debut of our groundbreaking hypercar. The AM-RB 001 is destined to become the defining hypercar of this decade and a hugely desirable investment for collectors and enthusiasts.”

The original full-size concept model of the AM-RB 001 will be located at the Toronto Star stage on the 300 Level of the North Building at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre during the public days of the Auto Show. Aston Martin Toronto and Aston Martin Uptown Toronto, part of the Grand Touring Automobiles Group of Companies, will also be showcasing the new Aston Martin DB11 at the Canadian International Auto Show.

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The public viewing days for the Canadian International Auto Show will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre between February 17th and 26th.

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