Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have teamed up to create the ultimate hypercar.
Code-named the AM-RB 001, the idea is to create the ultimate road-going and track-destroying machine.
The luxury British automaker and the F1 team are working very closely on every single aspect of this incredible project, hoping to bring together the best from both worlds. In light of this, one of the main objectives are to keep the car extremely usable as a road car whilst still maintaining extraordinary capabilities on the track.
For those seeking an even more specialized vehicle, the team are also busy developing a track-only AM-RB. This car will be reminiscent of the LMP1 cars used in endurance racing.
The AM-RB 001 is made using a lightweight carbon structure and is teamed with unseen aerodynamics on a road car. Clever design sees all aspects of the car, including the under-tray, working together to create extreme, unrivaled levels of downforce.
Tech specs have been kept to a minimum for the moment, but the team have made it clear they are opting for a mid-mounted, naturally aspirated V12, and are aiming for 1 bhp per kilogram.
To cope with these extreme levels of downforce produced, the team are investing a lot of effort into the suspension and tyres.
All parties concerned are extremely passionate and excited about this unique collaboration and -project. The end result is sure to be something incredibly special.
The AM-RB will be built at Aston Martin facility in Gaydon, the same place where the One-77 was built. Total production 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.