In a bid to become faster, the F1 team and Aston Martin has revealed £2.5million Aston Martin AM-RB 001. The proposed car is said to complete the Silverstone circuit in the same time as a F1 car. The company has committed to building between 99 and 150 road cars and 25 track-only versions, which will cost between £2 million and £3 million – and require a £500,000 deposit.
The car comes with a 900bhp V12 motor and the company says that delivery will be made by 2018. The AM-RB 001 is the brainchild of Aston’s chief creative officer, Marek Reichman, and Red Bull Racing’s technical boffin Adrian Newey. It will feature an F1-inspired energy recovery system to harvest kinetic energy collected through braking.
‘I’ve always been adamant that the AM-RB 001 should be a true road car that’s also capable of extreme performance on track, and this means it really has to be a car of two characters.
‘That’s the secret we’re trying to put into this car – the technology that allows it to be docile and comfortable, but with immense outright capabilities. Working so closely alongside Adrian and an organisation 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,” says Aston’s chief creative officer, Marek Reichman.