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AM-RB 001 performance stats revealed

By Louis Cordony, 25 Oct 2016 News

AM-RB 001 performance stats revealed

Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing’s hypercar will be absurdly fast

New details on Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing’s new hypercar have surfaced, promising a contender that will smash current road-car records to pieces.

According to Adrian Newey, Red Bull’s chief technical officer and joint-architect of the car, the incoming ‘001’ will blast to 320km/h in around 10 seconds.

For comparison, a $260,000 Audi RS7 Performance can only just scratch 200km/h in that time.

Newey revealed these startling details to The Wall Street Journal during a lengthy chat held with Mark Reichmann, Aston Martin’s chief designer, and the car’s project engineer Dan King.

AM-RB 001 rearHe also promised the 001’s aerodynamics to be revolutionary. Aston Martin and Red Bull will build a road and track version of the 001, both relying heavily on active suspension, the latter capable of producing 1800kg of downforce.

That’s more than twice what Dodge’s Viper ACR manages, the current title holder for road car downforce, and importantly allows it to generate four g of lateral acceleration in corners.

AM-RB 001 sideWith such grip at its disposal, it’s claimed "F1-style" brakes arrest it from 320km/h to rest in "around" five seconds.

That’s not all, though, as the car’s weight will boast a perfect one-to-one horsepower weight ratio. And, thankfully, it’ll use a high-revving petrol V12 to do so.

Only 175 cars will be made, 150 of them street legal and the other 25 for tracks only.

However, while it’ll be the fastest street-legal car it’ll be close to being the most expensive as well. It’s bandied the ‘001’ will command up to US$3m (AU$3.9m) when it’s released in 2019.

Source: The Wall Street Journal