Supercars like Ferrari, McLaren, Bugatti, Lamborghini or Koenigsegg will have hard times facing other tough competitors that are slowly but surely emerging on the market.
One of them is the future AM-RB 001 developed by Aston Martin and designer Adrian Newey from Red Bull, and which will come with an ultra-futuristic design and an impressive powertrain under the hood, and a high-performance Ricardo gearbox.
Speaking of the megacar`s body, this will be entirely built from different components from different well-known suppliers.
For instance, the carbon fiber structure will be provided by Multimatic – the same company also developing the chassis for the 2017 Ford GT – as well as Bosch, which will add the ECU software; also, Alcon and Surface Transforms will also install the carbon brakes.
But the hypercar`s main highlight will be its massive 6.5-liter V12 engine, with kinetic energy recovery system, or simply KERS, which will use a high-performance Ricardo seven-speed sequential transmission. We should expect at least 900 horsepower squeezed out of it, making it much faster than a Formula 1 model.
Adrian Newey, chief technical officer at Red Bull, has also explained the entire making of the Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar:
“Much like Formula One, designing, engineering and building a car like the AM-RB 001 is a massive team effort. To achieve great things you need to surround yourself with the best people. Experience, creativity, energy, diligence and perfectionism are absolute must-have qualities in every area of the project. Having great technical partners such as those working with us is both reassuring and motivating. Together we aim to produce an innovative piece of engineering art.”
For the moment, this is all we have got on the hypercar, but what we are sure of, is that it will be built in an exclusively limited-run of 150 units, out of which 25 will be aimed for the track alone. The British carmaker is planning the production of the AM-RB 001, but we should be able to find more details with the model in the upcoming period.