The British luxury brand Aston Martin and eminent F1TM team Red Bull Racing have joined powers to create the ground-breaking hypercar AM-RB 001. The new car will be one of two special edition models Aston Martin introduces in 2018, and will be the fastest production car of all time. The extremely light and compact hypercar will offer genuine comfort and space for driver and passenger and house a V12 engine.
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 spearhead a formidable alliance to create the AM-RB 001.
Reichman and Newey are working closely on all aspects of the project, striving to ensure the hypercar is an unparalleled union of form and function: a car engineered to be entirely useable and enjoyable as a road car, but with the capability to perform like no road car before it 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 road-legal AM-RB 001 features revolutionary aerodynamics. Much of car’s downforce is generated through underfloor aerodynamics, which allowed Marek Reichman to craft a pure yet breathtaking dramatic form that elegantly expresses both the AM-RB 001’s cutting-edge dynamism and the unmistakable essence of Aston Martin.
Uncompromising in all respects, 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. The automaker hasn’t reveled any technical specification, however the AM-RB 001 will have 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. To maintain 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 hypercar’s suspension system will feature innovative technology. In a meantime, the transmission is a clean-sheet design created by Newey and developed by Red Bull Advanced Technologies.
Continuing the on-going Innovation Partnership, the task of engineering the AM-RB 001 will be shared between Q by Aston Martin Advanced and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, with production taking place at Aston Martin’s Gaydon facility. Total volume will be between 99 and 150 road cars inclusive of all remaining prototypes and 25 track-only versions, with first deliveries commencing in 2018.