Limited to just 100-units worldwide, the Aston Martin AMB 001 has begun track testing at Pau-Arnos in France. This sleek motorcycle was designed and engineered for the race track, powered by a turbocharged V-twin engine generating 180 hp, complete with an oversized intercooler that it a supercar engine appearance. One notable design feature of the AMB 001 is its aluminum fin that runs along the full length of a carbon fiber tank, passing under the saddle and out onto the rear. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
At $122,000 USD, the AMB 001’s body holding the fin and supporting the saddle is one of the areas where we called on the unique knowledge of Mecano ID, who joined the project to apply specialist aerospace-quality carbon fiber techniques to the bike.
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Everybody involved has managed to make tremendous progress with the development of AMB 001, despite the challenges we have all been facing. This special motorcycle is, like our road cars, the result of beautiful design melding with modern technology to produce a bike that any collector will be proud of. We are delighted to see how much progress has been made, both on and off track and look forward to the moment when production starts for this stunning machine,” said Aston Martin Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman.