Aston Martin & Red Bull Secretly Unveiled Hypercar To Buyers

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British carmaker Aston Martin and Formula One Team Red Bull Racing showed off a full-sized model of their AM-RB 001 hypercar in a secret meeting with prospective buyers.

The Aston Martin AM-RB 001 is expected to launch in 2018 and only 99 examples will be made. The AM-RB 001 is designed by Red Bull Racing Technical Chief, Adrian Newey.

The meeting took place behind the scenes at the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix at the end of May. The design of the car is about "70-80 percent done" according to Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer.

Speaking about the car's design and the reaction of customers, Aston Martin design chief Marek Reichman said, "Most of the customers that see it just say: 'Wow, I didn't expect this. Isn't it beautiful?' It's uncompromised in terms of Adrian Newey's capability, because he doesn't have the FIA or Formula 1 telling him he can't do this, and it's uncompromised from my perspective because it's the lowest car that's going to exist."

The AM-RB 001 will be a mid-engined car with a petrol-electric hybrid powerplant and will weigh in at just over the weight of LMP1 race car, which weigh in at 900 kilograms.

Aston Martin and Red Bull are not announcing the prices for their car which is expected to cost between £2-3 million (Rs 20-30 crore).

Aston Martin CEO explained his company's stance on the price stating, "We won't announce a price because in this kind of market, you talk to the client independently. It's the old adage: if you need to ask, you can't afford."


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Story first published: Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 12:46 [IST]
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