Less than four months after Aston Martin announced that it would create a new hypercar in conjunction with Red Bull Racing and legendary F1 designer Adrian Newey, the real thing has been revealed today. Dubbed the Aston Martin AM-RB 001, this spectacular vehicle was designed to deliver performance far beyond the level of even today’s ultra-modern hypercars like the LaFerrari and McLaren P1.
The AM-RB 001 a very striking car, with massive channels dug out of the underside of the car likely to provide staggering amounts of downforce. However, traditional Aston Martin cues like the broad “grille” (more like another channel for air to flow through on this car), sensuous forms and strong haunches still remain.
Details for the car remain scarce – the car you see here is likely just a hard styling model, as, reportedly, the basic specification of the car has yet to be developed. What we do know is that a lightweight carbon fibre structure will sit underneath the production car, along with a new mid-mounted, naturally-aspirated V12.
Aston Martin claims that the car is capable of achieving a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio (just like the Koenigsegg One:1), with reports putting the power and weight figures at around 1,000 hp and 1,000 kg respectively. The transmission will also be a clean-sheet design developed by Newey and Red Bull Advanced Technologies.
Craving for more performance? There will also be a track-only version – in the vein of the Vulcan – which is expected to possess the performance of an LMP1 endurance prototype.
When it does go into production, the AM-RB 001 will be built at the Gaydon plant in the same facility used to assemble Aston’s previous hypercar, the One-77. The company has yet to decide on a final number for the production run, but it says it will be in the region of between 99 and 150 units, with 25 allocated for the track-only model.