Aston Martin has had a lot of awesome rigs come out in recent years with models like the One-77, the Vulcan, and the DB11 all rolling out. One thing the brand has lacked, however, is that halo car that gets the oohs and ahhs. Aston plans to release such a car soon, as it has partnered up with Red Bull Racing to create a new hypercar.
Unfortunately, Aston Martin revealed absolutely nothing about its upcoming vehicle, which is currently codenamed the AM-RB 001, except that is will use input from Red Bull Racing in the development of its aerodynamics, composites, and various mechanical bits. The closest thing to revealing what this vehicle may look like is a quote from Marek Reichman, who said: “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.”
There is also no mention of the powertrain that this new hypercar will make use of. I expect that it will feature a modified version of one of its existing engines, like its 6.0-liter V-12. Another possibility is a road-legal version of the 7.0-liter V-12 from the Vulcan or maybe a boosted version of the One-77’s 750-horsepower 7.3-liter V-12 engine.
Regardless of which engine it uses, Aston needs to recognize that there are certain expectations that come with mentioning the word “hypercar.” This typically means well in excess of 1,000 horsepower and aerodynamic work like the brand has never seen before.
There is no timeline for the AM-RB 001 to go from brainstorming to an actual vehicle, but I am sure we are looking at a minimum of two years, so strap in for the long haul, folks.