Car News 7 Jul 2016

Aston Martin shows off the AM-RB 001

Red Bull-Aston Martin’s AM-RB 001 made its public debut on the 5th July at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters. The team also announced 25 new track-only variants.

The hypercar’s development has been steered by Adrian Newey and David King.  Images reveal a simple and beautiful design.  The British collaboration with F1 technologies has resulted in a unique offering with unprecedented power and downforce. The AM-RB 001 is a carbonfibre F1 car built for the road.

The occupants of the new two-seater will sit as if they are in an F1 car, with their legs resting above their hip line. The body shape and aerodynamics make the structure radical. The power to weight ratio is 1:1 and the car will weigh in around 1000kg. The power comes from a high-rev, mid-mounted naturally aspirated bespoke V12 with KERS (kinetic energy).

The suspension and transmission systems are completely new developments, designed by the team specifically for this car. They are advanced designs, which AM-RB will be keeping tightly under wraps. The suspension is based on an inboard pushrod operated system.

The interior will continue the same futuristic, luxurious feel, but won’t be revealed until closer to the 2017 delivery date.  The bespoke cars will be built by the Special and Q divisions at Gaydon.

Alongside the road-going version, Aston Martin and Red Bull announced they will release 25 even more extreme track editions of the hypercar, which will be ready for delivery by 2018. These will represent the pinnacle of technology and engineering for the circuit. Pricing is yet to be confirmed.

The 2017 AM-RB 001 will be limited to between 99-150 models and the price is expected to be between £2-3 Million.

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