Aston Martin Ties-up with Red Bull for a HyperSupercar

Aston Martin Ties-up with Red Bull for a HyperSupercar

Aston Martin Ties-up with Red Bull for a HyperSupercar

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.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 17: Adrian Newey, the Chief Technical Officer of Red Bull Racing and Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer and Design Director of Aston Martin announce Aston Martin as an Innovation Partner of Red Bull Racing during previews to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 17, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // P-20160317-00310 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to for further information. //

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.

Have a terrific weekend.

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