Aston Martin and Red Bull are going all-out for their upcoming mid-engine HyperSupercar.
The 2 companies have assembled a team of championship-winning F1 designer Adrian Newey and Aston Martin stylist Marek Reichman to build a car they hope will render the LaFerrari (NYSE:RACE) and McLaren P1 obsolete.
Details are scarce, but some information on the project dubbed the AM-RB 001 is leaking.
Messrs Newey and Reichman revealed some information in an interview with Top Gear magazine published last Tuesday.
Notably, AM-RB 001 will not use a version of the new twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 being built for the upcoming DB11. That suggests the AM-RB 001 will get a 7.0-liter V12.
In the interview, Mr. Reichman said is that everything on this upcoming car will be “completely unique” meaning an exclusive drive train for the HyperSupercar.
This is a departure for Aston Martin, which just recently started developing all-new engines after years of basing its engines off of 1990’s Ford and Jaguar designs.
That said, expect that the AM-RB 001 will use yet-to-be-specified lightweight materials and advanced aerodynamics, but it will also be a usable road car.
“We tried to create a car of two characters,” said Mr. Newey. “A car that’s capable of very extreme performance when you want it to be, but equally if you are stuck in a traffic jam on the King’s Road it’s still a comfortable place to be.”
“Marek and I would like it to be a car that, if you want to commute in it, you can.”
It sounds like the McLaren F1, and fan expectation are high for the AM-RB 001.
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