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Default 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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Default 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.

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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.

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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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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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Looks very Pagani'sh or Koenigsegg'ish to me.
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Aston Martin hypercar named Valkyrie, details revealed

Aston Martin has been working on a hypercar for a very long time. The British carmaker had first unveiled the concept last year under the codename AM-RB 001. Now, the car is nearing production and has been given a more generic moniker. Aston Martin's first ever hypercar has been named as the Valkyrie.

The Valkyrie is being developed under a partnership with Aston Martin and Red Bull, with the latter providing a range of aerodynamic inputs, thanks to their experience in Formula 1. The two companies are also working on optimizing the cockpit's packaging and finalising the production model's exterior design.

The Valkyrie will come with a tear-drop shaped upper body of the cockpit and contours on the lower tub, with full-length Venturi tunnels running on either side of the cockpit floor. These elements are claimed to have been designed to minimise the use of any additional aerodynamic devices on the upper side of the body and thus keep the looks as clean as possible while making sure that there is enough downforce to keep the Valkyrie on the road.

Some specific details about the Aston Martin Valkyrie's interiors have been revealed, which mention that the seats will be mounted directly on the tub to optimise interior space. Due to this positioning of the seats, the occupants will have a reclined feet-up sitting position, similar to the Formula 1 and LeMans race cars.

Additionally, the cockpit is being designed to minimise any distractions to the driver. As a result, all major controls are located on the steering wheel, which is detachable to aid ingress and egress. Moreover, all vital information and parameters are displayed on a single OLED screen. The ORVMs have been replaced by rear facing cameras, which feed the image output to two separate screens located on either side of the dashboard.

Aston Martin is also using some extreme measures to limit the weight of the car. For example, the company's regular wings badge was considered to be too heavy for a hypercar. As a result, engineers have fabricated a chemical etched aluminium badge that has a thickness of just 70 microns, which is 30 per cent thinner than a human hair. This badge is 99.4 per cent lighter than the regular enamel wings badge found on other Aston Martin models. The headlight assemblies have been stripped to the bare basics and thus just house the low and high beam elements attached to an exposed anodised aluminium frame. The company claims that this headlight is around 30 to 40 per cent lighter than the lightest series production headlamps seen on any Aston Martin car.

The Aston Martin Valkyrie is expected to be completely unveiled in 2018 and will likely be powered by a V12 engine along with a KERS hybrid system. It will be a limited-edition model and is expected to cross the US$ 3 million price mark.

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A bit more information from the Top Gear first look

The Engine
The 6.5-litre V12 is a new design loosely derived from the CA2010 18,000rpm 2.4-litre V8 used by Williams in their 2010 F1 car, and currently on the test bench at Cosworth. It will be “high-revving” and immensely powerful. How powerful? Well, Newey’s original weight target for the car was 1,000kg; he admits they’ve slipped over that a bit but will still “comfortably eclipse” a one-to-one power-to-weight ratio. So a total system output, V12 and e-motor combined, that’s easily north of 1,000bhp.
The Cockpit
There are two seating options – padding stuck directly to the sculpted tub for taller customers, such as the 6ft 3in Reichmann,

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or a removable padded carbon-fibre shell a few inches proud of the tub for the vertically challenged, like me. As in the Ford GT, you can adjust the wheel for reach and rake and move the pedal box, and that’s your lot.

Newey admits that climbing into the passenger compartment won’t be glamorous for anyone in a miniskirt, but the size of the aperture was unavoidable “because it’s quite a narrow chassis and there’s no room for pontoons, so it needs to be a high-sided.”

In front of you is an F1-style wheel riddled with buttons, a central touchscreen, and two other screens either side – your in-board, camera-fed wing mirrors. The cameras themselves are hidden out of the air stream in the side gills behind the front wheels – taking advantage of new legislation allowing digital wing mirrors pushed through by the VW XL1.
The best bit of the design as per me
The car has function over form theme across the board
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But then you see these exhaust exits which according to me are the best bits on the exterior of the car.
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and they are described to sound beautiful too.
As for the sound it will make when it first clears its lungs… shrieky should cover it. Newey insisted that it had to be a twelve-into-one exhaust system, rather than two six-into-ones because “that makes it sound like it’s revving twice as high as it actually is.” Remember when F1 cars used to sound good? Yeah, that.
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Default Be afraid: this is the 1,100bhp+ Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro

Aston unleashes the Valkyrie, turns it into a hybrid V12 capable of 225mph.

Well, here’s something you don’t see every day. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro. An extreme version of the most extreme Aston ever built. You literally can’t handle this much extreme.

Though you will want to. Principally because it houses a naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12 and Energy Recovery System – with recalibrated systems and programmes – that comfortably exceeds 1,100bhp.

Yes. Eleven. Hundred. Horsepower. Aston has pegged the AMR Pro’s kerbweight to just 1,000kg, which means a one-to-one power to weight ratio has also been comfortably exceeded. Like we said, extreme.

Aston is still holding back on the full – and undoubtedly nutty – performance stats, but we are assured that even in the ‘high-downforce’ configuration, this AMR Pro can hit 225mph, and hit lateral acceleration of more than 3G. Best sellotape your face together, then.
The track-only version of the mad Valkyrie gets wider bodywork, huge front and rear wing elements, a revised aero control ‘strategy’ and a lighter construction of carbon fibre. There is no heater/de-mister blower. Or infotainment screens. There is however, a lighter exhaust system, that should provide plenty of ‘infotainment’. Plus, there is a polycarbonate windscreen, carbon fibre suspension wishbones and moulded race seats.

Adrian Newey – Red Bull F1’s CTO, who helped design the Valkyrie – had this to say: “The Aston Martin Valkyrie road car draws extensively from the knowledge I have gained during my career in Formula One.

“But the AMR Pro version has allowed me to work beyond the constraints of road legality, or indeed practicality.

“We’ve told a few of its secrets, but by no means all. I will leave it to the public to ponder the lap time predictions. Suffice to say, they’re quite impressive,” he added.

And ponder you must, because – as expected – each of the 25 Valkyrie AMR Pros have been accounted for. They’re all sold. You’ll see them in 2020.
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