Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have today revealed their collaboratively designed hypercar; codenamed AM-RB 001.
Representing the shared vision of famed F1 designer Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing’s chief technical officer, and Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s EVP and chief creative officer, the two-seater is a bespoke machine from the tyres up.
Although exact details of the AM-RB 001’s technical specification have yet to be disclosed, the carbon-fibre-bodied vehicle is powered by a new, mid-mounted, high-revving, naturally aspirated V12 engine which achieves a claimed 1:1 power-to-weight ratio – that’s 1 bhp per kilo of weight.
To cope with extreme aerodynamic loadings at high speeds, Aston Martin also says the hypercar’s suspension system features “innovative technology” that employs “principles honed by Newey over his thirty year career”. Likewise, the transmission is a clean-sheet design conceived by Newey and his team of engineers at Red Bull Racing.
Total production volume for the hypercar will be between 99 and 150 units; it will be built by Aston Martin at Gaydon, in the purpose-built facility created for brand’s original hypercar, the One-77.
A track-only version is also in development, the projected performance of which Aston Martin claims is in line with that of today’s LMP1 Le Mans sports prototypes.
First deliveries of the AM-RB 001 are expected to commence in 2018.
Source: Aston Martin