British luxury sports car brand Aston Martin and Formula One team Red Bull Racing are joining forces to create an ultimate hypercar, codenamed project ‘AM-RB 001’. This partnership sees Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey and Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman collaboration to produce a ground-breaking Aston Martin hypercar.
The new hypercar will be an amalgamation of the cutting edge F1 TM technology and Aston Martin’s signature sports car design language. Adrian Newey, who is recognized as the one of the world’s most innovative aerodynamicists and designer of 10 world championship-winning grand prix cars and Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s design chief since 2005, are set to produce the ultimate hypercar.
This Innovative partnership will bring the world’s best aerodynamicists, composite experts and manufacturing masters. Both the brands offer different elite capabilities and the combination of all of those skills, ensuring that Project ‘AM-RB 001’ promises to be an exciting prospect for customers and enthusiasts around the world.
On this occasion, Dr Andy Palmer Aston Martin CEO said: “Formula One offers the ultimate global stage to build wider awareness of the Aston Martin brand. However, this partnership will deliver even more than that when the hypercar that Aston Martin and Adrian Newey are in the process of developing hits the road. Between Q by Aston Martin Advanced, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and project partner AF Racing AG, we are going to create a car that will excite and stir the imaginations of the car designers of the future and a global audience of sports car enthusiasts. These are exciting times for Aston Martin and arriving hot on the heels of our DB11 launch earlier this month, this new partnership underlines that our brand really is racing again.”
Commenting on this new partnership, Mr Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing Team Principal said, “This is a very exciting project for everyone at Red Bull Racing. Through this Innovation Partnership the iconic Aston Martin logo will return to grand prix racing for the first time since 1960, and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, led by Adrian, will be harnessing our Formula One DNA to produce the ultimate of all road cars. It’s an incredible project which also realises a dream and vision long held by Adrian to design a road car. We are very much looking forward to what I’m certain will be a successful partnership.”
Most of the details of AM-RB 001 are kept under wraps for now by both Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing. This car will incorporate a mid-mounted hybrid powertrain with a newly develop internal combustion engine plus an F1-style KERS energy-recovery system. The car will most likely to built in extremely low numbers somewhere around 25 cars.
To celebrate this partnership between Aston Martin, Red Bull Racing and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the RB12s will carry the iconic Aston Martin wings logo throughout the 2016 season.