Aston Martin's Hypercar Aims to Have the Highest Redline of Any Production Car, Ever

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar is aiming to have the highest-revving engine ever used in a production car.

Announced earlier this month as an F1-inspired hypercar developed in collaboration with Red Bull Racing, the AM-RB 001 is going to be one-of-a-kind. In a time where automakers are turning to turbochargers and downsizing engines, Aston Martin is having a difficult time letting go of its big V8 and V12 engines, and has decided that the AM-RB 001 will be a testament to that.

The company has a goal of fitting an all-new V12 engine that is capable of revving up to 11000 RPM, something that is unheard of for a production car. “We may be saying farewell to this kind of powertrain, so we plan to produce the best of the species,” Aston Martin chief creative officer Marek Reichman told The Drive in an interview.

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The AM-RB 001 is shooting to produce one horsepower for every kilogram of weight, which means the new V12 will actually be smaller than the twin-turbocharged V12 mill used in the new Aston Martin DB11. Helping develop the engine will also be Williams and McLaren.

[Source: The Drive]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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