Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing has recently revealed their ground-breaking hypercar codenamed AM-RB 001. The three men in-charge are Adrian Newey, red Bull Racing's Chief Technical Officer and one of 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.
The AM-RB 001 is designed as a car engineered to be entirely useable and enjoyable as a road car, but with the capability on a race track. 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.
According to Aston Martin, the AM-RB 001 will be built around a lightweight carbon fibre structure and will boast radical aerodynamics for unprecedented levels of downforce in a road.legal car. Mich of the downforce is generated through underfloor aerodynamics.
The car will be built by David King and his team at Gaydon, in the purpose-built facility created for Aston Martin's original hypercar, The one-77. Its heart is a new, mid-mounted, high-revving, to achieave a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio; 1bhp per kilo of weight.
The AM-RB 001 s suspension system will feature innovative technology. Likewise, the transmission is a clean-sheet design conceived by Newey and developed by Red Bull Advanced Technologies.
For the task engineering, the AM-RB 001 will be shared between Q by Aston Martin 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 prototype and 25 track-only version, with first deliveries commencing in 2018