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|17th March 2016, 19:33||#1|
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Aston Martin & Red Bull's AM-RB001 Hypercar
Aston Martin partnered with Red Bull Racing, to bring hypercar that will match F1 car lap times.
Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said. “This is a no excuses halo car – the most luxurious car in its class, but also the quickest and the fastest. This car will be able to lap Silverstone as quick as or quicker than an F1 or LMP1 car. But it’s a race car that’s capable of going on the road.”
The two-seater hypercar is likely to feature a version of Aston’s new V12 engine, boosted by an F1-style KERS hybrid system. Although the image gives very little away, it’s expected to look like a radical LMP1 car that’s smaller than a Porsche 919.
And according to Palmer, the focus is on aerodynamics and building a car that will be quick around a circuit, rather than trying to take on the Bugatti Chiron in a straight line.
“The aerodymanics are truly ground-breaking,” said Palmer, “Combined with spectacularly beautiful looks, it’s deeply an Aston Martin. Adrian Newey will give us the sleekest car, Marich Reichman will give us the most beautiful car and Dave King [Aston’s Director of Special Projects and Motorsport] is responsible for making sure it’s road legal.”
The two companies have been working on the project for the past three months and the car is set to be revealed at a unique event in a few months’ time. It’ll combine the two firms’ expertise in aerodynamics, use of composites and manufacturing, will probably be limited to around 100 cars and, according to Palmer, will be “very, very expensive” – we’d expect it to be close to £2million.
Red Bull chief technical officer Adrian Newey says he has achieved the second of his childhood goals by working with Aston Martin to create a supercar. Newey said:
"From the age of six I have had two goals in life - to be involved in the design of racing cars, and to be involved in the design of a supercar. Whilst the former ambition went on to form my career to date, the latter has always bubbled away, resulting in countless sketches and doodles over the years.The opportunity to now develop and realise those ideas whilst working with Marek [Reichman, Aston Martin chief creative officer] and his colleagues from Aston Martin is tremendously exciting. It allows us to translate the technology we have developed in F1 into a new arena."
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|5th July 2016, 19:39||#2|
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Aston Martin AM-RB 001 Every Engineers Wet Dream
From silhouette to a prototype.
The Long Awaited AM-RB 001 has finally been presented before the world audience.
The Car looks pure and functional and built for the job of demolishings hypercars in the racetracks. Like the Vulcan i feel this car will not be able to be road legal or track legal anytime because it looks mega.
Adrian Newey, don of Grand Prix car designers, is to execute his long-held dream of building a road car. A road car to put the hyper into high-performance.
To do it he’s teamed up with Aston Martin. And here, rolling for the first time into the gaze of an astonished public, is the resulting machine. Welcome to the Aston Martin AM-RB 001. The name references its co-creators, Newey’s Red Bull Advanced Technologies.
Newey and Aston’s design chief Marek Reichman, are responsible for this beauty. That it will raise performance to a level well beyond last year’s trinity of McLaren P1 and LaFerrari and Porsche 918.
Newey and Reichman said all along that it would only be possible because they were starting from a clean sheet of paper. They didn’t use an existing tub (the P1 is derived from the original 12C’s; the 918’s is a bit like the Carrera GT’s). There’s no shared engine or powertrain architecture.
Expected to have a brand-new ultra-compact naturally aspirated V12 because a V10 would have been too vibratory, according to Newey. Its exhaust exits upwards behind the tiny tear-drop cockpit canopy.
Newey indicates a likely power-to-weight will be similar to an LMP1 car.(about 1000bhp-per-tonne)
Gearbox might not be a Dual Clutch for obvious weight reasons.
Active suspension also expected.
A road version and a track version planned.
Actually 99 beautiful efficient objects. That’s the production run, plus the track versions. The production date is end-2018, with prices between £2m and £3m - partly depending on how much driver training you have. And the order book is already filling fast.
Red Bull F1 team principal Christian Horner adds: “This car is a natural evolution for Red Bull as an engineering entity.”
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|5th July 2016, 23:40||#4|
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Re: Aston Martin & Red Bull's AM-RB001 Hypercar
The highly anticipated Aston Martin – Red Bull AM-RB 001 Hypercar has been revealed at the Aston Martin Headquarters in Gaydon, via a live broadcast which showcased a full-sized clay model of what the actual car will look like. Aston Martin teamed up with Red Bull and F1 designer Adrian Newey to create the most extreme model yet on Aston Martin’s portfolio.
The AM-RB 001 will be the fastest and most powerful Aston Martin ever made, a total of 99 road cars and 24 track cars will be made available to select customers. The production and engineering process will be handled by Q by Aston Martin Advanced and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, deliveries will commence in 2018.
Powering the new Aston Martin-Red Bull AM-RB 001 is a naturally aspirated V12 engine, and while Aston Martin does not reveal the exact power output, they did point out that they are aiming for a 1:1 power-to-weight ration – 1 bhp per kilo. Logically speaking, if the car is meant to shake up the current competition, we are expecting its output to range between 900 hp and 1000 hp or more.
Pricing for the Aston Martin-Red Bull AM-RB 001 will range between $2.6 million and $3.9 million depending on the model, that is road car vs track car. Aston Martin claims to have received more than 300 expressions of interest since May when they held a private viewing of the hypercar in Monaco.
Speaking about the project, Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer, said: “I’ve long harboured the desire to design a road car. Aston Martin was at the top of my list. 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.”
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