Aston Martin AM-RB 003: £1m hypercar ‘oversubscribed’

British agency stories heavy demand for 2021 McLaren P1 rival, elevated gross sales in first quarter of 2019 Aston Martin says that its £1 million AM-RB 003 hypercar, unveiled on the Geneva motor present earlier this yr, is already over-subscribed. The agency will produce 500 of the McLaren P1-rivalling machine, which has been co-developed with Purple Bull Superior Applied sciences and sits beneath the forthcoming Valkyrie hypercar. In its monetary outcomes report for the primary quarter of 2019, Aston Martin boss Andy Palmer mentioned that demand for the AB-RB 003 has already exceeded the 500 examples the corporate plans to construct when it goes into manufacturing in 2021. “We now have the duty of allocating to our clients from an ever-growing listing,” mentioned Palmer. Autocar Awards 2019: Andy Palmer wins Editor's Award Aston Martin offered 1057 vehicles within the first three months of 2019, up from the 963 it offered in the identical interval final yr, leading to revenues of £196 million. However increased prices meant that the corporate posted a £2.2 million loss for the quarter - though that exceeded the expectations of analysts. The agency says that it expects the second half of this yr to be the “main driver of profitability”, as a consequence of a variety of particular editions deliberate to go on sale. As a part of its monetary report, Aston Martin additionally confirmed that work on the primary manufacturing trial model of the DBX, its forthcoming first SUV, started on 15 April. The corporate is constant an in depth check programme with the prototype model. Learn extra Aston Martin launches AM-RB 003 hypercar at Geneva New Aston Martin DBX seen winter testing forward of launch Autocar Awards 2019: Andy Palmer wins Editor's Award