Aston Martin in partnership with Red Bull Racing has revealed its new hypercar, codenamed AM-RB 001. The Aston Martin AM-RB 001 is built on a lightweight carbon fibre structure for improved aerodynamics. The car will be built by David King and his team at Gaydon, a purpose-built facility created for the company's original hypercar, the One-77. The details about the engine of the new hypercar are very little as of now. However, sources have claimed that under the hood, there will be a mid-mounted 6.0 litre or a 7.0 litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine with 1:1 power-to-weight ratio and 1 hp per kilo of weight. The company also claims that the AM-RB 001 will have a top speed of 402km/h.
The Aston Martin AM-RB 001 has been designed and developed by Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer and the world’s most successful F1TM designer; Marek Reichman, Aston Martin EVP and Chief Creative Officer and David King, VP and Chief Special Operations Officer. Aston Martin. The trio has used new technologies to provide better aerodynamic efficiency along with stability at high speeds for road and track usage. For this, the AM-RB 001's suspension with undisclosed new technology and has been honed by Newey. Similarly, the transmission also has been developed ground-up, following a design conceived by Newey and Red Bull Advanced Technologies. The gearbox will be developed by Xtrac, which supplies gearboxes to Aston Martin race cars.
Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, says of the AM-RB 001: “Working so closely alongside Adrian and an organisation like Red Bull Racing is a fabulous experience. By definition the objectives we’ve set for the car ensures there has never been an Aston Martin - or any car, actually - quite like the AM-RB 001. The shared challenge has been finding that magical tipping point where we achieve the most efficient engineering solutions and the most beautiful styling solutions without any compromises. My personal challenge has been expressing the AM-RB 001’s extraordinary performance and the unique way in which it delivers that performance. Its style reflects its revolutionary nature, while possessing the form and beauty that makes it unmistakably an Aston Martin”.
The track-only AM-RB 001 is currently under development and the project is in line with LMP1 Le Mans sports prototypes. The company will produce between 99 and 150 road cars inclusive of all remaining prototypes and 25 track-only versions. Demand for this car, however, is already more than the capacity so it'll be interesting if the company selects its customers based on profile screening or a draw. The deliveries of the new Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar will commence in 2018.