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Aston Martin RB 001 Hypercar Comes With Unique Engine, Will Have A Successor

Aston Martin has recently unveiled a marvelous hypercar developed with Red Bull Racing.
Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing's AM-RB 001 Hypercar 11 photos
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Avid readers know we are writing about the AM-RB 001, a road-legal, mid-engined, hypercar that will be sold in less that 100 units. In an interview with The Drive, Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, has revealed new information regarding the RB 001 and its influence on future products of the automaker from Gaydon.

First of all, the new hypercar from Aston Martin does not share its engine with another production model of the automaker. Instead of developing it on the 5.2-liter V12 introduced in the DB11, or by further modifying the previous V12 units of the British brand, Aston Martin preferred to create a high-revving naturally aspirated mill.

According to Marek Reichman, the new engine was made to reach 11,000 rpm, and is developed with knowledge gained in Formula 1 by Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer.

The new mill is “much smaller” than the unit found in the DB11, and it comes as a farewell from Aston Martin to naturally aspirated engines. The Aston Martin representative stated that the brand wanted to produce “the best of the species,” referring to naturally aspirated engines in general.

The connection between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing will not end here, says Reichman, who also praised Adrian Newey for his knowledge and skills. He claims that working with Newey was “nearly ideal,” and brought a “perfect blending of strengths.”

Another important detail revealed by the Aston Martin representative was that the RB 001 would not be the only product to wear the brand’s badge and have a mid-engined configuration.

While unclear if the next project will also be developed with Red Bull Racing, the official specified that the next mid-engined Aston Martin is expected after 2020. This hypercar drawn up with Red Bull is just a foretelling of what the British company wants to build in the future.

 
 
 
 
 

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