|Luxury Sports Carmakers Aston Martin is teaming up with Red Bull Racing to produce an Aston Martin hypercar, according to a latest press statement.|
Codenamed Project ‘AM-RB 001’, the new hypercar will represent the ultimate blend of cutting edge F1 technology with Aston Martin’s signature sports car design. The combined talents of Adrian Newey, widely noted as the most successful Formula 1 designer of all time, and Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s design chief since 2005, are set to produce the ultimate hypercar.
Combining the strongest elements of RBR (Red Bull Racing), Red Bull Advanced Technologies and Aston Martin, this new Innovation Partnership unites the world’s best aerodynamicists, composite experts and manufacturing masters. All the parties offer different elite capabilities and the combination of all of those skills, ensuring that Project ‘AM-RB 001’ promises to be an exciting prospect for customers and enthusiasts around the world.
As the designer of cars such as the Aston Martin DB11, which was revealed earlier this month at the Geneva International Motor Show, the Aston Martin Vulcan and the One-77, Reichman holds the key to the unmistakeable design language of the modern era of Aston Martins.
Having an illustrious Formula 1 career spanning nearly 30 years, and as the designer of ten championship winning Formula One cars, the partnership represents a new challenge for Newey, RBR’s genius designer.
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The Aston Martin brand was borne out of the racing exploits of Lionel Martin, one of the founding partners of the British marque over 103 years ago, and the company made its international motor racing debut at the 1922 French Grand Prix. While motorsport has always remained integral to the brand’s DNA, the most famous moment in Aston Martin’s significant motorsport history is the 1959 outright win at the Le Mans 24 Hours for Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby in the Aston Martin DBR1. The modern Aston Martin Racing team, formed in 2005 has taken three class wins at Le Mans and will return to Circuit de la Sarthe again this June.
To celebrate the partnership between Aston Martin, Red Bull Racing and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the RB12s will carry the iconic Aston Martin wings logo throughout the 2016 season, making their debut at this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne.
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