Aston Martin Red Bull AM-RB 001 To Produce 4,000 Pounds Of Downforce

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The AM-RB 001 hypercar being developed by Aston Martin and Red Bull Technologies could deliver upwards of 4,000 pounds (1,814 kg) of downforce.

In an article by the Wall Street Journal discussing the model, its designer, Adrian Newey, revealed the extraordinary figure for the track-only variant. According to project engineer David King, that could make the AM-RB 001 capable of cornering at up to 4 g of lateral acceleration. By comparison, a Formula One car can develop 3.5 g of lateral acceleration and the McLaren P1 GTR around 2.5 g.

Helping to achieve such extraordinary figures will be the model's utilization of an advanced underbody air channel design which will be so effective that the model won't have to use a large rear wing or any clearly visible aerodynamic aids.

Of course, it won't just be the corners where the AM-RB 001 will be ferocious. It is reported that it will be able to accelerate from a standstill to 200 mph (320 km/h) in just 10 seconds, making it even quicker off the line than the Koenigsegg One:1.

Helping to achieve such an incredible number will be a naturally-aspirated V12 engine likely revving over 10,000 rpm and potentially mated to a hybrid system. Power is expected to sit near the 1,000 hp mark while the model's overall weight will be restricted to around 1,000 kg (2,200 pounds).

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