Prepare yourselves for a revolution, the Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin collaboration has been unveiled, and it goes by the name of AM-RB 001.
You’ve probably heard ‘Red Bull gives you wings’, but when partnered up with Aston Martin, it certainly gives you much more. Built around a lightweight carbon fibre structure with a new, high-revving naturally aspirated V12 engine, this 900bhp hypercar created by two world-leading brands will be a road car like no other.
The three men behind this magnificent creation are Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer and the world’s most successful F1 designer, Marek Reichman, Aston Martin EVP and Chief Creative Officer and David King, VP and Chief Special Operations Officer. There are a lot of credentials amongst the trio - combining over a century of specialism. The skills shared have assisted to the excellence that can be seen from Red Bull Racing on the track of the ferociously competitive world of Formula One.
The AM-RB 001 isn’t just for Formula One, it might be faster than what you’ll see at the Grand Prix, but the team are ensuring it is built to be entirely useable and enjoyable as a road car. That’s right, you could even drive it to your local shop - be mindful of the boot size though.
David King, Aston Martin’s VP and Chief Special Operations Officer, adds: “Working at Aston Martin means you get to be a part of some truly special projects, but the AM-RB 001 is a dream - a true once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Of course it’s a huge engineering challenge, too, but the game-changing objectives of this programme have a uniquely energising effect on everyone involved. We have world-class people and facilities at Gaydon. We’re all motivated to achieve great things and take Aston Martin to the absolute pinnacle of road car performance.”
Every inch of detail of this one of a kind model has been carefully considered from the tyres up. Production of the bespoke machine will take place in the purpose-built facility created for Aston Martin’s first hypercar, the One-77.
The total number of cars to be built by the collaboration will be between 99 and 150; that’s including road cars of all remaining prototypes and 25 track-only versions; each to go for a small price tag of around £2.5 million. First deliveries are expected to commence in 2018.
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