What’s the first thing that you think about when you hear the words Aston Martin? Elegance, luxury, comfort? Most people tend to see Aston Martins as these graceful grand tourers built in true British quality. But now Aston Martin has taken a different approach with its newest car. Code named the “Nebula” Aston Martin has teamed up with the extreme likes of Red Bull to create the masterpiece that is the AM-RB 001 (Aston Martin-Red Bull). Their goal? To create the fastest hypercar in the world. Designed by Red Bull’s legendary Formula 1 engineer Adrian Newey and Aston Martin’s chief designer Marek Reichman, the new AM-RB 001 has one thing in mind, speed. Pure and simple in design the AM-RB 001 will feature the legendary one-to-one power to weight ratio of 1000 kg to 1000hp, all powered by a naturally aspirated V12. Yep, you read that right, no hybrid propulsion or turbos. Just pure internal combustion at work.
The Aston Martin AM-RB 001 has been designed with extreme detail. Every aspect of the car has been designed to be streamlined and light. The exhaust is mounted high up on the car to reduce the length of the pipes. The AM-RB 001 is designed with touch activated gullwing doors to help with reducing weight. The car is completely built out of carbon fiber and feature cameras instead of wind mirrors all with the goal of making the car as light and as aerodynamic as possible.
The first prototype of the AM-RB 001 will begin testing in late 2017 and will be delivered to customers starting early 2019. Of course the Aston Martin will not be cheap. The AM-RB 001 will be priced between $2.65 and $4 million depending on which options the customer chooses to have. One special option that the very wealthy customer can opt for is a training course for customers who are not familiar with this unique and type of vehicle. That being an essentially covered up formula 1 car. The AM-RB 001 will be limited to 99 road cars and later on there will be a more track oriented version of the car that will be in even more limited numbers.
This car aims to crush lap records and the hopes and dreams of its competition. Ferrari and Bugatti you guys better watch your backs.