Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing Unveil New Hypercar
The AM-RB 001 is the result of a partnership between the British luxury brand and eminent F1team, this ambitious, collaboration combines the vision and skills of two leading brands to create a road car the like of which has never been seen before.
Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer, Marek Reichman, Aston Martin EVP and Chief Creative Officer and David King worked closely on all aspects of the project, and have created a vehicle to be entirely useable and enjoyable as a road car, but with the capability to perform on a race track. For those who crave an even more intensely focused driving experience, a track-only ‘AM-RB 001′ is also in development, the projected performance of which is in line with that of today’s LMP1 le mans sports prototypes.
Built around a lightweight carbon fibre structure, the AM-RB 001 boasts truly radical aerodynamics for unprecedented levels of downforce in a road-legal car. Thanks to the Newey’s design much of this downforce is generated through underfloor aerodynamics.
To cope with the extreme aerodynamic loadings at high speeds yet deliver the on-road usability and comfort levels that sit at the heart of the concept, the AM-RB 001’s suspension system will feature innovative technology, likewise, the transmission is a clean-sheet design conceived by Newey and developed by Red Bull Advanced Technologies.
The AM-RB 001 is a bespoke machine from the tyres up. It will be built by David King and his team at Gaydon, in the purpose-built facility created for Aston Martin’s original hypercar, the One–77. More details of the AM-RB 001‘s technical specification will be revealed in due course, but its heart is a new, mid-mounted, high-revving, naturally aspirated V12 engine with the potency to achieve a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio; 1 bhp per kilo of weight.