Aston Martin, Red Bull Hypercar Coming July 5
A new hypercar will hit the scene next week, the result of a collaboration between Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin.
Known as the AM-RB 001, clay and plastic models of the car will be revealed next week on July 5, showing what will be 70 to 80 percent of the final design according to Aston CEO Andy Palmer. “We have a full-sized model of the surfaces as they stand, which is going through regulatory validation, so we’re checking things such as seat position, eye position and visibility,” Palmer told Autocar.
Just 99 of the supercars will be built in total and they will only be sold in select markets. The car was designed by Red Bull Racing technical chief Adrian Newey and the lines on the car are said to be simple.
While many technical details are sparse, we know that the car will be a mid-engine, gasoline-hybrid that likely uses a similar Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) to what is used by F1 cars.
The weight of the AM-RB 001 is said to be slightly heavier than an LMP1 race car, which weights about 1,984 lbs.
Aston doesn’t plan on announcing a price, as this is the kind of market where you “talk to the client independently,” said Palmer. “It’s the old adage: if you need to ask, you can’t afford,” he said.
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