Like something out of a James Bond Movie, the Aston Martin hypercar (codenamed AM-RB 001) looks ultra modern and sleekly futuristic. To create the prototype, the luxury automotive manufacturer partnered with Red Bull Racing, a Formula One team.
Dr. Andy Palmer, Aston Martin President and CEO, explained, “The AM-RB 001 is a truly remarkable project and something of which I’m extremely proud. To have Aston Martin working alongside Adrian Newey of Red Bull Racing and the invaluable assistance of project partner AF Racing AG is an extraordinary creative collaboration. One that unites the very best of road and racecar thinking. As the project gathers pace its clear the end result will be a truly history-making hypercar that sets incredible new benchmarks for packaging, efficiency and performance and an achievement that elevates Aston Martin to the very highest level.” Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, added, “Working so closely alongside Adrian and an organization like Red Bull Racing is a fabulous experience. By definition the objectives we’ve set for the car ensures there has never been an Aston Martin – or any car, actually – quite like the AM-RB 001. The shared challenge has been finding that magical tipping point where we achieve the most efficient engineering solutions and the most beautiful styling solutions without any compromises. My personal challenge has been expressing the AM-RB 001’s extraordinary performance and the unique way in which it delivers that performance. Its style reflects its revolutionary nature, while possessing the form and beauty that makes it unmistakably an Aston Martin.”
The team is excited to move the car into production. There will be between 99 and 150 AM-RB 001 road models produced, including prototypes and track-only versions. Keep an eye out for this automobile of the future, hitting the roads in 2018. Everyone at indiGO Auto Group is looking forward to seeing the finished product and testing the innovative engineering on the roads of Rancho Mirage.
To test drive a current Aston Martin, stop by indiGO Auto Group’s Aston Martin Rancho Mirage on the Desert European Motorcars Campus.