Aston Martin And Red Bull Team Up To Build Hypercar
It’s called the AM-RB 001 and it’s going to be awesome!by Kirby Garlitos, on
Aston Martin, the mastermind behind exotic wonders like the One-77, Vulcan, and CC-100, is set to return to its lab to build its latest hypercar. This time, it’s going to have some help in the form of Red Bull Racing and together, the two will embark on an “Innovation Partnership” to bring us the AM-RB 001.
So what do we know about the AM-RB 001? As far as technical details are concerned, neither Aston Martin nor Red Bull Racing have said anything about the car. The only thing we can go by at this point is that the hypercar will be co-designed by two of the most renowned auto designers in the world: Aston Martin’s Marek Reichman and Red Bull technical director Adrian Newey.
Motorsports consultancy AF Racing AG will also be involved in the project and will work in concert with Q by Aston Martin Advanced and Red Bull Advanced Technologies with the specific objective of seeing the project through, from its inception all the way to getting it out on the road and track.
Aston Martin did release a teaser photo of the AM-RB 001, but as far as teasers go, it doesn’t leave a lot to the imagination. That said, we can at least hang our hat and collective expectations on Reichman’s comments about the joint project, which he described as a hypercar that “combines the latest in aerodynamics from F1 and the stunning design language of an Aston Martin sports car."
Either way, that’s a recipe that I’m eager to see come alive. If the AM-RB 001 is as good as any of Aston Martin’s previous exotic projects, then consider the expectations for this new hypercar to be as high as it possibly can.
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Why it matters
Aston Martin may not be the most successful automaker in the world, but when it comes to building exotic – and limited – supercars, the British automaker holds a candle to no one. Over the years, some of the most incredible supercars were launched with an Aston Martin badge. Remember the One-77? How about the CC-100 Speedster? Let’s also not forget about the Project AM 310, or more recently, the Vulcan. These are all works of Aston Martin. Can you imagine what it can come up with if it has Red Bull Racing by its side?
My imagination’s already running wild and it certainly doesn’t help that Red Bull Racing will be involved in this project. The team may ply its craft in Formula One, but lest we forget, it has dabbled in designing cars outside of Formula One, albeit limited to the virtual world of Gran Turismo 6. Still, there’s some experience there and having Newey in the fold also gives this project a layer of excitement that none of Aston Martin’s previous exotics had.
Unfortunately, neither Aston Martin nor Red Bull Racing have indicated a specific timetable for the development of the AM-RB 001. No mention was even made on how far along the project is in its development stage. The only thing we can go by at this point is the teaser photo and the promise that the AM-RB 001 will be nothing short of ground-breaking.
Read our full review on the Aston martin Vulcan here.