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Aston Martin and Red Bull unveils AM-RB 001 Hyper-car

Aston Martin and Red Bull unveils AM-RB 001 Hyper-car

Aston Martin has revealed the first pictures of its partnership with Red Bull, the so-called AM-RB 001, which it says will be faster than a F1 car, despite being road legal.

The new Aston Martin Red Bull hyper-car is a proper road-going machine. A maximum 150 will be built, with 25 more track-only super-specials. Purists, rejoice: it will have a mid-mounted non-turbo V12 engine that revs to the heavens and, although a power figure hasn’t been revealed, the AM-RB 001 will have, like the Koenig-egg One:1, a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio – that’s 1 hp per kilo of weight.

Adrian Newey’s first-ever road car

Speaking about the new hypercar, Newey, who is Red Bull Racing’s chief technical officer, said: “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”.

Christian Horner, Red Bull’s team principal, added: “Red Bull Racing has always steered an innovative course in our on-going development of a competitive Formula 1 car.

“The conception and modus operandi of Red Bull Technologies has been to apply our expertise to truly progressive projects and partnerships.

“Our relationship with Aston Martin and the realisation of the AM-RB 001 is pioneering and borne of our synergies and desire to break new ground. The AM-RB 001 is the inspirational product of this collaborative spirit.”

Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s chief creative officer, said: “Working so closely alongside Adrian and an organisation like Red Bull Racing is a fabulous experience. By definition the objectives we’ve set for the car ensures there has never been an Aston Martin – or any car, actually – quite like the AM-RB 001.

“The shared challenge has been finding that magical tipping point where we achieve the most efficient engineering solutions and the most beautiful styling solutions without any compromises.

“My personal challenge has been expressing the AM-RB 001’s extraordinary performance and the unique way in which it delivers that performance. Its style reflects its revolutionary nature, while possessing the form and beauty that makes it unmistakably an Aston Martin”.


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