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Toronto 2017: Aston Martin-Red Bull 001 in North American debut (video)

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The sensational Aston Martin-Red Bull 001 hypercar concept made its first appearance in North America—and global auto show debut—today at the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow taking place in Toronto.  

The automaker describes its newest model as an unprecedented fusion of form and function. The AM-RB 001 features a carbon-fibre chassis as well as radical aerodynamics, surrounding a mid-mounted, naturally aspirated V12 engine. Performance specifics have not been divulged, but it’s expected the car will be able to attain a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio (one horsepower per kilogram).

The AM-RB 001’s suspension and transmission utilize cutting-edge technologies and principles honed by Adrian Newey, Chief Technical Officer at the Red Bull Racing team and one of the architects of the new hypercar.

In Toronto, Aston Martin President and CEO Andy Palmer announced a partnership with Canadian firm Multimatic of Markham, Ontario (which also builds the new Ford GT) to manufacture the AM-RB 001 when it goes into production. A maximum of 150 units are to be produced, 25 of which will be track-only versions. Deliveries are set to begin in 2019.