These days the number of companies that are capable of creating a true hypercar has dwindled to a select handful of companies with an established pedigree. Aston Martin has boldly proclaimed that it is one of these companies, and has unveiled its most potent hypercar ever the AMB-RB 001.
Developed in a collaboration with Red Bull’s racing program, Aston Martin claims that the sleek two seater will arrive in 2018 and will be crafted on an all new carbon fiber structure. The car will be assembled in Aston’s Gaydon England plant, and also be built in the same hallowed confines that once housed the One-77. Aston claims that the AMB-RB 001 will share a unique degree of exclusivity, with the company only producing 99 to 150 copies which includes the initial prototypes.
Twenty five of these models will be built exclusively for the track, with Red Bull claiming that the customer list “reads like a who’s who of F1 legends, moguls, and megastars.” This is elite company, and should prove to be a very potent bragging point at dinner parties.
Both companies did not reveal further technical details about the fruit of their recently minted alliance, but did promise that the car would offer “unprecedented levels of downforce” created by aerodynamic features underneath the car. This in turn allowed the designers to produce the bold swoopy angles that define the visual statement of the car. The V12 will retain the naturally aspirated layout that is seen in other Aston models, but the suspension and transmission technology is all new, and was designed by Red Bull engineers.
The end result is a power to weight ratio that equates to one horsepower per kilogram or 2.2 pounds. The project will be jointly marshalled by both firms with Aston chief creative officer Marek Reichman and chief special operations officer David King overseeing the formal build. Meanwhile, Red Bull’s side will be covered by chief technical officer Adrian Newry.
“The synergy between Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin is clear” stated Newey. I knew Red Bull Racing had the ability to handle pure performance aspects, but Aston Martin’s experience of making beautiful fast and comfortable GT cars is of great benefit to the project.”