Poll: Aston Martin AM-RB 001 or LaFerrari Convertible?

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

Two ultra-exotic hypercars broke cover today; how often does that ever happen? Right, almost never. In any event, which of these beautiful machines do you prefer?

Both offer unassailable style, unfathomable speed and, unfortunately, unattainable pricing. Still, us common folk can dream…

Starting alphabetically, the Aston Martin AM-RB 001 prototype is motivated by a mid-mounted, naturally aspirated V12 engine that supposedly gives this thoroughbred a power-to-weight ratio of 1-to-1, that is, one horsepower per kilogram of mass. That’s certifiably insane.

Including special-edition models, as many as 150 examples of the AM-RB 001 will be built, though supposedly the company has received 370 requests for this street-legal car, which still needs an official name.

Pricing for this Aston Martin is expected to span between $2.6-million and $3.9-million.

Shifting gears, the LaFerrari Convertible is a flagship Italian exotic that graces motorists with the joy of open-air driving. Customers can choose between a carbon-fiber lid or a soft-top.

Under its sexy bodywork, expect a hybrid drivetrain that’s built around a 788-horsepower V12 engine. It’s matched to a 120-kW electric motor. Total system output should measure an incredible 949 horses.

Expect this Ferrari to officially break cover at the Paris Motor Show in September. If you’re interested in buying one, we’re sorry, but you can’t. No, really. They’re literally sold out right now.

But which one do you think is better? Vote in the poll below.

Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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