Aston Martin and Formula One Red Bull Racing have announced a partnership in which they plan to produce a ground-breaking Aston Martin hypercar. So far, the car only has a codename of AM-RB 001, although you’re free to speculate on exactly what the official name will be.
One thing that we know for sure is that both companies are aiming for the new hypercar to blend cutting edge F1 technology with Aston Martin’s sportscar design. Designing the new car will be Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing’s widely renowned chief technical officer and chief creative officer for Aston Martin, Marek Reichman.
Mr Newey is well respected and has been given the unofficial title of most successful Formula One designer of all time. Features that the team will be keen to focus on include producing the world’s best aerodynamics, composites and a package that is perfectly manufactured overall.
Speaking on the new project, Aston Martin chief executive officer Andy Palmer said the combined efforts of Aston Martin, Red Bull Racing and project partner Racing AG, “are going to create a car that will excite and stir the imaginations of the car designers of the future and a global audience of sportscar enthusiasts”.
Of course, Aston Martin is already well in the spotlight, after the launch of its DB11 model at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month. The British manufacturer is calling this car the flagship of the DB11 bloodline, thanks to its cool looks and powerful performance.
As Mr Reichman has been responsible for the design of the Aston Martin DB11, Vulcan and the One-77, great things are expected from the appearance of this new hypercar. In order to celebrate the partnership between the two companies in style, the Red Bull Racing’s RB12s are going to carry the iconic Aston Martin wings logo throughout the 2016 season. They’ll also make their debut at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne this weekend.
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