By now you must’ve heard of Aston Martin’s recent partnership with Red Bull Racing to build a hypercar codenamed AM-RB 001. Today, the alliance has just released some key technical details of the project. And from the looks of it, we can see why it has garnered over 300 interested parties. By that we mean buyers.
Contrary to our initial report, the AM-RB 001 is set to be powered by a bespoke, custom-made 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 commissioned by Cosworth, a UK-based expert in Formula One and high performance production engines. This high-revving engine will be mated to a seven-speed paddle-shift transmission produced by Ricardo.
Aston Martin has also revealed that the hypercar will feature “a lightweight hybrid battery system” supplied by non-other than Rimac, the Croatian company behind the Concept_One – the all-electric supercar that dusted the Porsche 918 in a drag race.
The company stands firmly behind the claim that the AM-RB 001 will have a power-to-weight ratio of 1:1, hence the partnership with world-leading composite experts, Multimatic to produce a carbon fibre MonoCell. No surprises there as Aston Martin has had history with Multimatic in the development of the One-77 and Vulcan.
Tasked with stopping this outrageous car are Alcon and Surface Transforms, both supplying high-performance brake callipers and carbon discs. On the other hand, Bosch will be responsible for the custom ECU, TCU and ESP systems for the AM-RB 001. Lastly, UK-based lighting manufacturer, Wipac will be developing the hypercar’s full LED headlamps and tail lamps.
Only 150 examples (prototypes included) and 25 track-only versions of the beast will be produced. First deliveries of the hypercar is expected to begin sometime in 2019. From the information above, we can safely say that Aston Martin-Red Bull Racing’s hypercar will be nothing short of a monster. Knowing Aston Martin, the car will also no doubt have gorgeous looks to match the cars monumental performance.