The British luxury sports car manufacturer has decided to partner up with Red Bull for the creation of what the companies call a “ground-breaking ultimate hypercar”.
The duo are going to collaborate on the Formula One playing field, we recently found out and their long-term technological relationship will also be fruitful outside the confines of racetracks as they will deliver a “ground-breaking Aston Martin hypercar” in the near future. Their “Innovation Partnership” will kick off with Red Bull’s RB12 Formula 1 car wearing Aston’s wings logo the entire F1 season, which kicks off during the weekend with the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne.
The new hypercar, which has already been granted a codename (no, it’s not RB 007) – Project AM-RB 001 – will be designed by Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing’s chief technical officer, and Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s design chief as of 2005. The British manufacturer already claims it will deliver “the ultimate blend of cutting edge F1 technology with Aston Martin’s signature sports car design.” “This partnership will deliver even more when the hypercar that Aston Martin and Adrian Newey are in the process of developing hits the road,” added Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer.
Since we’re talking about a major project for such a small manufacturer like Aston Martin, secrecy is not going to be an issue and as such there are little to no details about the hypercar. Reports have already started pouring in though, and they are tipping a mid-mounted hybrid powertrain, consisting off a newly-developed internal combustion engine mated to electric motors and an F1-inspired kinetic energy recovery system (KERS). Only a few units will be produced at a starting price that will rival the price tag of the recently unveiled Bugatti Chiron.