ASTON MARTIN AND RED BULL TO BUILD NEW HYPER CAR

Aston Martin is about to enter the hypercar race with new road car partner Red Bull Racing. According to an official statement, the two companies have joined garages in order to create what they believe will be the new benchmark in the hypercar segment. It is currently codenamed Project AM-RB 001. Keep in mind the segment consists of legends like the Bugatti Veyron (Chiron still new), Koenigsegg One:1, Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder and McLaren P1 (recently ended production). For now we have no details at all regarding the car, but we believe it will be in the market by 2021 and use hybrid technology, as well as plenty of Formula One bits and pieces.

 

 

It’s quite a list of luminaries but the partnership reckons it will be able to gather sales pace in that space. We tend to agree, given the pedigree both companies bring to the table. Aston Martin is known for highly exclusive sports tourers that stand out as some of the most beautiful cars on the planet. Red Bull Racing recently dominated the sport of F1, bagging four World Championship titles in the process. Leading the development process will be Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman and Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey.

 

“We are in the process of developing a hypercar that combines the latest in aerodynamics from F1 and the stunning design language of an Aston Martin sports car,” said Reichman. “The opportunity to collaborate with Adrian (Newey) and Red Bull Advanced Technologies will be a fascinating experience for everyone involved. Unconstrained by F1 regulations, we have a unique chance to create a car in its most efficient form that will represent the ultimate fusion of art and technology.”

 

Newey said: “From the age of six I have had two goals in life – to be involved in the design of racing cars, and to be involved in the design of a super car. Whilst the former ambition went on to form my career to date, the latter has always bubbled away, resulting in countless sketches and doodles over the years. The opportunity to now develop and realise those ideas whilst working with Marek and his colleagues from Aston Martin is tremendously exciting. It allows us to translate the technology we have developed in F1 into a new arena.”

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