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Tuesday 22 September 2020

Aston Martin and Brough Superior

AMB 001 Deliveries On Schedule for End of 2020

First seen as a prototype at the EICMA/Milan Show in November 2019, the AMB 001 by Aston Martin and Brough Superior took to the racetrack at Pau-Arnos in France recently to begin testing. Designed and engineered for the racetrack, Aston Martin says that its AMB 001 will be strictly limited to just 100 examples and is on schedule for first deliveries at the end of this year.
Aston Martin Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, said: "Everybody involved has managed to make tremendous progress with the development of the 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."

Commenting on the ongoing success of the development program, Brough Superior CEO Thierry Henriette said: "One of the key design features of the AMB 001 is an aluminum fin that runs along the full length of a carbon fiber tank, passing under the saddle and out onto the rear. The 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 skills to the exclusive AMB 001.


"While the focus of the track testing is directed at the chassis, engine bench testing takes place in parallel to streamline the development process. The AMB 001 boasts a turbo-charged engine with an output of 180 hp, which is unique in the motorcycle industry for a serial production bike. The turbo package includes an intercooler; this imposing radiator with its striking oversized/wide intake manifold gives the V-twin a supercar engine appearance."
Once this testing process is complete, the plan is for the AMB 001 to go into production at the Brough Superior factory in Toulouse, France. Only 100 examples will be made, with an MRSP of 108,000.00 euro (including 20% sales tax; approx. US$ 121,500).