Aston Martin and Red Bull set to produce a hypercar
A new teaser image has revealed an Aston Martin – Red Bull collaboration, in which both companies are set to produce a hypercar codenamed AM-RB 001.
Energy drinks and fast cars do seem to have a certain energy, and a new Aston Martin – Red Bull partnership is set to produce a new hypercar, presently named with the working moniker of AM-RB 001. “Between Q by Aston Martin Advanced, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and project partner AF Racing AG, we 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 sports car enthusiasts” Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said in a statement. Read: Tesla sets unveiling date for Model 3
The AM-RB 001 will be developed with the help of renowned Formula 1 designer Adrian Newey. According to early reports, the vehicle will draw from Aston Martin’s design language while making use of a new aerodynamic form factor stemming from the premier class of motorsport.
The partnership itself is set to extend beyond the Aston Martin – Red Bull produced vehicle, with the former lending its logo to Red Bull’s new Formula 1 car for the 2016 season.
We have little to speculate on what the final collaborative vehicle will look like beyond an early teaser image, which quite literally highlights aggressive lines over a sleek and aerodynamic body.
Early reports have indicated that the vehicle could only be ready two years from now, and could cost up to £2 million GBP. “This is a very exciting project for everyone at Red Bull racing… Through this partnership, the iconic Aston Martin logo will return to grand prix racing for the first time since 1960 and Red Bull advanced technologies, led by Adrian, will be using Formula One DNA to produce the ultimate of all road cars. It realises a dream and vision long held by Adrian to design a road car” team principle Christian Horner said in an address on Thursday. Read: Top 5: Coolest Futuristic Car Concepts
What are your thoughts on a partnership between Aston Marin and Red Bull? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!
Follow Bryan Smith on Twitter: @bryansmithSA