If you told me 15 years ago that an energy drink company and Aston Martin were going to team up to build a hypercar together I would have thought you were nuts. Yet, here we are. The world at large has known for quite a while that Aston Martin and Red Bull have been working on a concept car together and while the car has been completed for a while, it hasn’t actually had an “official” debut yet.
That is all going to change in about 4 days though because Aston Martin is bringing the AM-RB 001 concept car to the Canadian International Autoshow. This will be the first time the AM-RB 001 will be in North America and the first time its been at an auto show period. As to why Aston Martin and Red Bull chose the great white north to debut the car rather than the states is unknown. However, if you live anywhere near the Toronto area then congrats! You get to see this beauty up close in just a few days. As for the rest of us? Well I guess we just have to hope that Aston Martin decides to bring the car state-side in the near future after its Canadian debut.
For a few glamor shots of the AM-RB 001, click the thumbnails above. For more info on the car and the Canadian International Autoshow, check out the press release below.
February 13, 2017, Toronto: 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.
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.
The public viewing days for the Canadian International Auto Show will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre between February 17th and 26th.