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Aston Martin-Red Bull 001: Adrian Newey-designed supercar unveiled

Red Bull and Aston Martin have shown the AM-RB 001 hypercar, a result of a new technical partnership between the two companies.

Aston Martin recently announced that it was working with Red Bull Advanced Technologies on a new project, and the result is this: the AM-RB 001 Hypercar. Featuring a new high-revving V12 engine mounted midship, Aston Martin claims a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio.

Legendary F1 designer, Adrian Newey has had a huge role in the design of the road car – his first. Newey has also been working closely with Aston Martin EVP and Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman, as well as VP and Chief Special Operations Officer David King.

Aston Martin says this is a car that offers an ‘unprecedented fusion of form and function’. The company says that the AM-RB 001 is engineered to be usable and even enjoyable on the road. Thanks to Newey’s input, the new hypercar is capable of producing ‘unprecedented levels’ of downforce, mainly due to clever underfloor aerodynamics. The clever work under the skin has allowed the outside of the AM-RB 001 to be kept free of wings and spoilers.

While technical details are not fully confirmed, it’s thought that the AM-RB 001 will weigh in at about 1000kg – thanks to a lightweight carbon fibre structure. While the V12 will not be turbocharged, it will come with a KERS system: said to help push power to one horsepower per kilo of weight.

The suspension will be an advanced inboard pushrod operated set-up. Although unconfirmed at this point, it’s likely to be active and extremely sophisticated.

As a fully bespoke offering, the AM-RB 001 will be built by David King and his team at Gaydon, in the same building that housed One-77 production. Aston is thinking of building between 99 and 150 AM-RB 001s, and it’s thought that prices are thought to come in at around the £2-3million mark. A further run of 24 track-only versions – said to offer performance comparable to LMP1 Le Mans sports prototypes – is also planned.

Have a look at the AM-RB 001 in more details in this evo Unwrapped video:

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