Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have revealed their ground-breaking hypercar; codenamed AM-RB 001. An unprecedented fusion of form and function: it's been engineered to be entirely useable and enjoyable on the road, but with the capability to perform like no road car before it on a race track. For those who crave an even more intensely focused driving experience, a track-only AM-RB 001 is also in development, the projected performance of which is in line with that of today’s LMP1 Le Mans sports prototypes.
Built around a lightweight carbon fibre structure, the AM-RB 001 boasts truly radical aerodynamics for unprecedented levels of downforce in a road-legal car. Much of this downforce is generated through underfloor aerodynamics, leaving a breathtaking dramatic form that elegantly expresses both the AM-RB 001’s cutting-edge dynamism and the unmistakable essence of Aston Martin. At its heart will be a new, mid-mounted, high-revving, naturally aspirated V12 engine with the potency to achieve a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio; 1 bhp per kilo of weight.
The AM-RB 001 will be built at Gaydon, in the purpose-built facility created for Aston Martin’s original hypercar, the One-77. Between 99 and 150 road cars including prototypes will be built along with 25 track-only versions, with first deliveries commencing in 2018.