As­ton Martin un­veils Newey-de­signed car

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As­ton Martin un­veiled its new hy­per­car, de­signed in co­or­di­na­tion with Red Bull Rac­ing, last week and pre­dicts it will be ca­pa­ble of match­ing LMP1 per­for­mance.

The AM-RB001 has been penned by F1 aero guru Adrian Newey and Marek Re­ich­man and uses F1-in­spired aero­dy­nam­ics. The car­bon chas­sis will be fit­ted with a V12 en­gine and a bespoke trans­mis­sion de­vel­oped by Red Bull Ad­vanced Tech­nolo­gies. The mak­ers in­sist the car will achieve a power-to-weight ra­tio of 1:1 with about 900-1000bhp. It will have an en­ergy re­cov­ery sys­tem of some kind, most likely a ki­netic ERS brak­ing sys­tem.

Newey said: “The AM-RB 001 should be a road car that’s ca­pa­ble of per­for­mance on track. It’s to be a car of two char­ac­ters. The tech­nol­ogy that al­lows it to be docile and com­fort­able.”

Be­tween 99 and 150 cars will be built for 2018, with a fur­ther 25 for track use only. It will cost be­tween £2-3 mil­lion.

New AM-RB001 is al­legedly ca­pa­ble of match­ing LMP1 pace

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