The British-Austrian hypercar is doing the rounds at various events – Festival Automobile International and the 2017 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto – and that’s been a good time to further reveal some of its secrets.
For starters, besides the main partners – Aston Martin and Red Bull, there are other important names to link the AM-RB 001 to, such as Cosworth, Ricardo, and Multimatic or even Rimac. As the first two have joined forces to create the high-performance machine that is said to deliver the mythical 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, Cosworth for example has been put in charge of engineering the bespoke 6.5-liter V12 naturally aspirated engine. There’s Formula One technology and knowhow everywhere, with the newly minted twelve-cylinder hooked to a paddle-shift, seven-speed gearbox that was crafted uniquely for the AM-RB 001 by Ricardo. The carbon fiber MonoCell will be delivered by Multimatic.
Meanwhile, there’s a new lightweight hybrid battery system coming from Rimac – the Croatian-based exotic marquee has been at the forefront of electric development ever since they uncovered their own fast electric supercar – the Concept One. Bosch will be tasked to deliver the ECU and traction control unit, as well as the ESP. Alcon and Surface Transforms will be in charge of safety – super-light brake calipers and carbon discs, but there are also things such as the full-LED headlights and taillights provided by UK-based Wipac. The full weight is expected to be of no more than 1,000 kilograms (2,204 pounds) considering AM’s chief designer Marek Reichman has hinted the car will develop 1,000 horsepower.