There isn’t much to be said about the Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hybrid hypercar – Aston Martin and Formula1’s Red Bull Racing’s collaboration car. And that’s simply because the project is so secretive, the only facts we’re sure of is the name, and that it’ll be the height of racing innovation.
We wouldn’t expect anything less from Aston Martin’s chief creative officer Marek Reichman and Red Bull Racing’s chief technical officer Adrian Newey, along with the dream team of engineers they’re putting together to rekindle the marquee’s return to Grand Prix. Backed by experts in aerodynamics and the finest fabricators, the mysterious hypercar is said to be as agile around Britain’s famed Silverstone Circuit as an F1 car.Aston Martin has made it clear, however, that the robust horsepower and maneuverability won’t come at the expense of the inimitable design aesthetic and refinement Aston Martin is synonymous with.
If you think you’ve seen images of the AM-RB 001, you’re sadly mistaken: the ‘released’ images are nothing more than renderings of the Aston Martin DP-100 (including the ones here). That only exists in the Gran Turismo virtual reality, but showcases the heightened expectations of car heads awaiting Aston Martin’s racer.
Reichman says only 99 street-legal examples will be produced, as well as a select number of track-only variants.
If you want to get your hands on the AM-RB 001, you’d better act quick and grab yourself an Aston Martin One-77 or Vulcan: the luxury car company is giving purchasing priority to customers who own one of the aforementioned supercars. Expect to see the hybrid sometime in 2018.