Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing unveil AM-RB 001 hypercar

Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing unveil AM-RB 001 hypercar

Red Bull Hypercar

Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing revealed their own interpretation of a hypercar, codenamed the AM-RB 001.

The product of a partnership between the British carmaker and the Formula 1 team, this ambitious collaboration is aiming to build a car with the performance of an LMP1 Le Mans race-car.

Built around a lightweight carbon fibre structure, the AM-RB 001 claims to have “radical aerodynamics for unprecedented levels of downforce” in a road-legal car. It is bespoke from the tyres up and will be built in the purpose-built facility created for Aston Martin’s original hypercar, the One-77. More details of the AM-RB 001‘s technical specifications are yet to be revealed, but it will apparently be powered by a new, mid-mounted, high-revving, naturally-aspirated V12 engine that will achieve a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio — 1 bhp per kilo of weight.

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. It remains to be seen whether a hypercar built by an energy-drink company will redefine the genre or just be a gently-cruising show car like the Lykan Hypersport.

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