Aston Martin and Red Bull to Create ‘Next Generation’ Hypercar
Aston Martin and Formula One team Red Bull Racing have announced a partnership which will see Red Bull Racing’s chief technical officer, Adrian Newey and Aston Martin’s design boss, Marek Reichman collaborate to produce an all-new Aston Martin hypercar. The news comes ahead of the F1 season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
Codenamed ‘AM-RB 001’, the new hypercar will aim to blend F1 technology with Aston Martin’s sports car design. While styling direction will come from Reichman – responsible for the recently unveiled DB11 as well as the Vulcan and the One-77 – production will be overseen by Aston’s bespoke Q division. The model will reportedly be limited to less than a hundred units.
“We are in the process of developing a hypercar that combines the latest in aerodynamics from F1 and the stunning design language of an Aston Martin sports car,” said Reichman. “The opportunity to collaborate with Adrian (Newey) and Red Bull Advanced Technologies will be a fascinating experience for everyone involved. Unconstrained by F1 regulations, we have a unique chance to create a car in its most efficient form that will represent the ultimate fusion of art and technology.”
Having a famous Formula One career spanning nearly 30 years, and as the designer of ten World Championship winning Formula One cars, the partnership also represents a new challenge for Red Bull Racing’s Adrian Newey.
“From the age of six I have had two goals in life – to be involved in the design of racing cars, and to be involved in the design of a super car,” Newey commented. “Whilst the former ambition went on to form my career to date, the latter has always bubbled away, resulting in countless sketches and doodles over the years.
“The opportunity to now develop and realise those ideas whilst working with Marek and his colleagues from Aston Martin is tremendously exciting. It allows us to translate the technology we have developed in F1 into a new arena.”
Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer added: “Between Q by Aston Martin Advanced, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and project partner AF Racing AG, we are going to create a car that will excite and stir the imaginations of the car designers of the future and a global audience of sports car enthusiasts.”
Source: Aston Martin