There are days when you hear about a tie-up between two car makers and get excited about what they might create. And then there are days when you are so excited that you can jump to the moon thanks to an announced collaboration. That’s what happened when I first heard about Aston Martin and Red Bull F1 team’s tie-up for making a hypercar back in March this year.
So here goes, the AM-RB 001 (Project Nebula)! The British car maker has done it! Being one of the last few independant car maker does not stop it from chasing the impossible. The aim was to make the world’s fastest hypercar. While no numbers have been revealed as of now, the car certainly looks prime to get up and do the impossible.
Co-designed by Red Bull Racing’s CTO Adrian Newey, Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer and David king, the British brand’s Chief Special Operations Officer, the AM-RB 001 will be limited to a number between 99 and 150. This includes remaining prototypes and 25 track only versions. First deliveries will commence only in 2018.
Powering the car is an all-new mid mounted, high revving, naturally aspirated V12 engine which claims to have a power to weight ratio of 1:1. That’s 1 bhp per kilo of weight! The transmission too has been designed from scratch by Newey and Red Bull Advanced Technologies. We have seen a lot of car makers build a road going car which can be equally good on the track, but there are very few examples of Formula One car without the restrictions of the sport, which is road worthy.
The carbon fibre structure also boasts of a radical aerodynamic design to increase the level of downforce, most of which is generated by the underfloor architecture.
Excited already? Stay tuned for more.