The British automaker and its red Bull Racing Austrian partner have recently revealed in a private event at Aston’s headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire the design of the AM-RB 001 hypercar.
Given that it’s a model that won’t be out until 2018, there were actually few details confirmed for the model. So, British media endeavored to find out more about the car that should compete with the holy trinity of hybrid hypercars – LaFerrari, P1 and 918 Spyder. For starters, Red Bull Racing chief technical officer Adrian Newey has confirmed the hypercar isn’t quite finished yet – with the interior expecting to be revealed as well early next year. It should come with “all the creature comforts”, including two seats, air conditioning and an infotainment system. In terms of performance, the executive added We’re trying to keep it pure and simple and light,” with Newey claiming he’s not “chasing speed” and wants the AM-RB 001 to also be comfortable. “You don’t have to psyche yourself up to drive it,” he added.
Meanwhile, Aston Martin chief Andy Palmer and Aston design director Marek Reichman said the street legal and track version will be extremely close. “We want them to be recognized as the same car,” claims Palmer. The main modifications will be weight – the racer will be far lighter than the road car, even though the latter should keep the weight below one tonne. It appears that orders have already been flourishing – 370 requests for the client list, though only about 150 units will be made. Palmer added the company envisions a “002, a 003 or a 007 even”. He added the mid-engine layout will boil down to influence other cars in the lineup as well.