The AM-RB 001 hypercar, that’s what!
Driven by a new V12, naturally aspirated engine, the AM-RB 001 is a mid-engined, two seated, carbon fibre constructed road-legal vehicle… and with Adrian Newey behind it, it achieves unprecedented levels of downforce through radical underfloor aerodynamics.
Of the project, Adrian Newey says, “I’ve long harboured the desire to design a road car. The formation of Red Bull Advanced Technologies brought me a step closer to realising that ambition, but I believed we should work with an automotive manufacturer. Aston Martin was at the top of my list. The synergy between Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin is clear. I knew Red Bull Racing had the ability to handle the pure performance aspects, but Aston Martin’s experience of making beautiful, fast and comfortable GT cars is of great benefit to the project. I’ve always been adamant that the AM-RB 001 should be a true road car that’s also capable of extreme performance on track, and this means it really has to be a car of two characters. That’s the secret we’re trying to put into this car – the technology that allows it to be docile and comfortable, but with immense outright capabilities.”
Through Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing’s on-going “Innovation Partnership”, the engineering behind the car will be shared, with production at Aston Martin’s Gaydon base. With delivery of the first cars expected in 2018, the total production is expected to be between 99 and 150 road cars, and 25 track only versions.
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