Sometimes, words don’t do justice to an item and with the launch of the new Aston Martin-Red Bull Racing AM-RB 001 Hypercar this morning, words aren’t quite as powerful as images.
So here’s the requisite quotes and quick technical details from the launch in Gaydon, today, of the concept conceived by Adrian Newey, Marek Reichman, Aston Martin EVP and Chief Creative Officer and David King, VP and Chief Special Operations Officer.
It’s got a naturally aspirated V12 engine, carbon fiber construction and a 1:1 power to weight ratio.
Said Newey in the team’s release: “I’ve long harbored the desire to design a road car. The formation of Red Bull Advanced Technologies brought me a step closer to realizing that ambition, but I believed we should work with an automotive manufacturer. 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.”
Added Aston Martin President and CEO Dr Andy Palmer, “The AM-RB 001 is a truly remarkable project and something of which I’m extremely proud. To have Aston Martin working alongside Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing and the invaluable assistance of project partner AF Racing AG is an extraordinary creative collaboration. One that unites the very best of road and race car thinking.
Might it have a racing future? It’s too early to say at this point.
And now, more importantly, the photos: