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Collaborations between car manufacturers and motorcycle makers are not now, with one example in recent years being the partnership between Mercedes AMG and MV Agusta. From England comes the limited edition AMB 001, brainchild of a joining of two iconic British names, Aston Martin and Brough Superior.
Brough has previously released the SS100, a bespoke V-twin with an almost endless list of customer options and appropriately price tag. For the AMB 001, the design is a lightweight sports bike with extensive use of modern materials such as carbon-fibre.
Forced induction is used for the AMB 001, with the turbocharged 180 hp V-twin driving 180 kg (dry) of motorcycle. This track-only machine will be made by Brough Superior in its Toulouse, France facility and production is limited to only 100 examples.
The AMB 001 comes in Aston Martin Racing livery of Stirling Green and Lime Essence with Matte Black wheels, forks and brakes with the fairing being a mix of painted components and bare carbon-fibre. Additionally, carbon-fibre, titanium and billet aluminium have been used extensively throughout the build of the AMB 001 with components designed by Aston Martin and Brough Superior.
A unique touch is the double-wishbone front fork, similar to the nose gear suspension used in airplanes and the AMB 001’s frame and sub-frame use carbon-fibre. The carbon-fibre fin bisecting the tank throws back to the side strake found on racing Aston Martins while the aerodynamic wings on the front cowl are inspired by the S-Curve on the front of an Aston Martin.
Pricing for the AMB 001 expected to start at 108,000 euros (RM497,000) and deliveries will begin in the last quarter of 2020.