The ground-breaking hypercar; codenamed AM-RB 001 is a car engineered to be entirely useable and enjoyable as a road car, but with the capability to perform like no road car before it on a race track. By Staff Writer
Designed to be the ultimate fusion of eye-popping beauty and brutal power, the AM-RB 001 is the brainchild of the legendary Adrian Newey, Marek Reichman, Aston Martin EVP and Chief Creative Officer and David King, VP and Chief Special Operations Officer and together they’ve come up with a world-beating machine the like of which has never been seen before.
So what makes it a hypercar?
The Verge says maybe the better question to ask is, who makes it a hypercar. Red Bull Racing’s Adrian Newey, legendary Formula 1 engineer and designer, has turned his hand to roadgoing cars with the 001, and the result is a quite unique new creation. The design goal was to “keep it pure and simple and light, a tighter package” than the competition. In numerical terms, that means a target weight of 1,000kg and a power-to-weight ratio that would match this with 1,000hp. Visually, it makes for an arresting sight, as the side skirts present on other hypercars disappear into nothing on the 001, which looks very much like a Formula 1 car from the underside.
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.
Uncompromising in all respects, the AM-RB 001 is a bespoke machine from the tyres up.
To cope with the extreme aerodynamic loadings at high speeds yet deliver the on-road usability and comfort levels that sit at the heart of the concept, the AM-RB 001’s suspension system will feature innovative technology
While boundary-pushing performance is clearly of paramount importance, so too is exceptional efficiency and packaging. The AM-RB 001 is extremely light and compact, yet offer genuine comfort and space for driver and passenger and house a V12 engine.
Continuing the on-going Innovation Partnership, the task of engineering the AM-RB 001 will be shared between Q by Aston Martin Advanced and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, with production taking place at Aston Martin’s Gaydon facility. Total volume will be between 99 and 150 road cars inclusive of all remaining prototypes and 25 track-only versions, with first deliveries commencing in 2018.