The AM-RB 001 (that won't be the final name of the car) will be a road going vehicle that has the capability of being raced to extreme limits on the track.
Aston says the AM-RB 001 is a "bespoke machine from the tires up", and that includes its engine. The engine is naturally aspirated, and Aston says it's a high-revving unit that enables the AM-RB 001 to deliver a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio.
To stand as lightweight as possible, the AM-RB 001 is built around a carbon fibre structure, with nearly every single component created as a bespoke unit specifically for the auto. Insights have been taken from the F1 cars in order to ensure that the AM-RB 001 is able to handle the power it develops. First deliveries will commence in 2018.
Production of the AM-RB 001 will be limited to "between" 99 and 150 road cars, along with 25 track-only versions.
Red Bull Racing's chief technical officer Adrian Newey, who is the most successful F1 designer in history, has been working with Marek Reichman, the man behind the best-looking Aston Martins in recent times, on the project. Now, the Aston Martin AM-RB 001 has been revealed, and all the big talk back in March is shaping up to be true: this thing is a monster.
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.
Newey says of the project: "I've long harboured the desire to design a road auto". An earlier report suggested that the AM-RB 001 would have "a massive amount of negative space", and the official images confirm that. The hyper-car is being jointly developed by Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing.
"Red Bull Racing has always steered an innovative course in our ongoing development of a competitive Formula One auto", Horner said. The mid-mounted V12 will be distinct from the 6.0-liter engine now used in most Aston models, and the 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged unit introduced with the new DB11.
But why didn't either Aston Martin or Red Bull proceed in designing the vehicle alone?