Aston Martin has unveiled its new AM-RB 003 hypercar at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show. The British car marquee also previewed Vanquish Vision supercar and Lagonda All-Terrain SUV concepts at the motoring event. Reports in media are rife that the new Aston Martin AM-RB 003 has been crafted to match McLaren P1 level of performance. It is suggested that the hypercar will get into production in late 2021. In terms of positioning, the new AM RB 003 is likely to fill the void between Valkyre and production-ready Vanquish in company’s range of mid-engined models. With an estimated power of 1014hp, the hypercar could exceed Nurburgring lap record as well. This motor could ostensibly be seen in the new Vanquish.
The AM-RB 003 hypercar will get Aston Martin’s new twin-turbo V6 engine, built on carbon-fibre architecture using carbon-fibre bodywork and benefitted by a hybrid system. That said, the new AM-RB 003 will be crafted on the same principles as the Valkyrie with focus on enhancing the utility of its all carbon-fibre tub. As for the production model, it is expected to retain 90 per cent of the elements seen in the concept version.
Set to defy the likes of LaFerrari, McLaren P1, McLaren Senna and Porsche 918 Spider, the new hypercar from Aston Martin will borrow active suspension and electronic systems from Valkyrie. Aerodynamics on the new hypercar will play an important role in setting a benchmark in terms of road and track performance. The aerodynamics are said to be extreme than Vanquish, albeit still keeping well below Valkyrie. Aerodynamics will be seen under the floor and through the large rear diffuser. Besides, the hypercar also benefits from the aerospace aerodynamic morphing technology with a new variable airfoil, known as FlexFoil that enables change in downforce while keeping the physical angle intact.
Visually, the new AM-RB 003 shares elements with Valkyrie such as doors that have been tweaked for convenience. It gets luggage and storage space for oddments, something that is missing in the Valkyrie. The large centre console widens the gap between driver and passenger. It has a driver centric interior that has been built around the ‘Apex Ergonomics’, making a perfect alignment between driver seat, steering wheel and pedals. The traditional instrument binnacle has been ditched for a small screen, mounted on the steering column. The infotainment system is provided by Aston Martin’s ‘bring your own’ technology, which enables mirroring a smartphone.
The concept will be developed in Milton Keynes, based in the Red Bull Advanced Technologies campus where Aston has a team of 130 people. This is where Aston develops its mid-engined models. Moreover, Aston Martin AM-RB 003 is the second model being developed by Aston and Red Bull in Milton Keynes.