Red Bull Racing have teamed up with Aston Martin to create the beast of a motor vehicle, the AM-RB 001 hypercar. The car is designed for use on both the road and track—although a track-only version is also in the works—and is the brainchild of F1 designer Adrian Newey, Aston Martin’s Marek Reichman and David King.
It's built around a lightweight carbon fibre structure and features a V12 engine and will achieve a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, which gives it a 1 bhp per kilo of weight. The track-only version will have a performance level similar to that of the LMP1 Le Mans sports prototypes.
“I’ve long harboured the desire to design a road car." says Adrian Newey. "I’ve always been adamant that the AM-RB 001 should be a true road car that’s also capable of extreme performance on track, and this means it really has to be a car of two characters. That’s the secret we’re trying to put into this car - the technology that allows it to be docile and comfortable, but with immense outright capabilities."
They've yet to release exact specifics of the car but Aston Martin say the car will have "truly radical aerodynamics for unprecedented levels of downforce in a road-legal car." Through Newey's design the downforce will be generated through underfloor aerodynamics. To help it cope with aerodynamic loadings at high speed the AM-RB 001 will have a completely new suspension system.
Auto Express say the track version of the car is expected to go from 0-62mph in around two seconds and hit a top speed of 200mph. It will feature around 900bhp of power.
If you're thinking that you want one, well they won't be cheap, prob around $3/$4 million and there won't be that many of them. There will be between 99 and 150 road cars and 25 track-only versions, with first deliveries to be in 2018. I'm guessing that James Bond will hold out for the 007 model.
Take a look at the car below.