The upcoming Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar has a Canadian connection in Multimatic, but Vice President of Engineering Larry Holt says his company’s role is more supplier than technical partner.
The AM RB-001 made its world auto show debut in February at the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto, where Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer introduced Multimatic – a long-time collaborator with the luxury marque – as a technical partner on the car. The Ontario company is the manufacturer of the car’s intricate carbon-fibre chassis and body.
“There are quite some gymnastics that Multimatic have to do to deliver that car,” Palmer told Automotive News Canada.
“We have a long relationship with them, in particular with Larry Holt. We trust them, and they trust us, and therefore they’re the obvious pick.”
Holt, however, downplayed both the term technical partner and the Canadian angle of the project, pointing out that the chassis will be built entirely at one of Multimatic’s facilities in the United Kingdom due to the benefit of proximity to Aston Martin’s global headquarters in Gaydon, northwest of London.