Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing recently announced a landmark partnership to co-develop a hypercar which will capture the essence of both the brands. The legendary F1 engineer Adrian Newey has been put in charge of the team which comprises engineers and designers from the British supercar marque and the Austrian F1 team.
Codenamed AM-RB-001, the hypercar has now been revealed. The highly exclusive automobile will hit the market sometime in 2018 and will be assembled at Aston Martin’s Gaydon facility which also built the One-77.
Including the prototypes, only 99-150 units will be built of which 25 would be track-only versions. Red Bull says that the elite customer list for the upcoming hypercar will include the F1 legends, moguls, and megastars.
The outlandish looking automobile prioritizes aerodynamics and the companies promise unprecedented levels of downforce. The design language is entirely new and if it’s not for the winged badge on the nose, one would find it difficult to deduce the car’s identity.
While Aston Martin will pitch in with its expertise in design, interior, comfort and engine (a naturally aspirated V12 motor), Red Bull will be in charge of transmission, suspension and other performance aspects. Technical specifications are not shared as of now but it has been announced that the vehicle will have a power-t0-weight ratio of 1000 bhp per tonne.