Here’s A Closer Look At The Aston Martin-Red Bull 001 Hypercar

Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing unveiled their AM-RB 001 concept earlier today and judging by what they’re saying, the car should deliver genuine hypercar-like performance once its ready to hit the roads.

YouTuber Shmee150 was on location at Aston Martin’s Gaydon factory, where RBR driver Daniel Ricciardo helped pull the covers off the car, while former F1 legend Martin Brundle tried to find out as much as possible about it.

Moving the camera around the car helps us get a much better look at its amazing aerodynamic properties – where from certain angles you can even see all the way through the underside of the car – like from behind the arches.

Shmee is also letting us know that 370 customers have already stated their interest in purchasing a car that will only have a run of about 99 to 150 units – priced between £2 and £3 million (unconfirmed). While deliveries won’t start until 2018, running prototypes are expected to be seen sometime at the end of next year.

Safe to say, we can’t wait to see the AM-RB 001 out on the track and we’re also looking forward to it receiving a proper name instead of just a codename.


  • MarketAndChurch

    That is not only a stunning marvel of engineering, but it reminds me of a concept Mazda wanted to create almost 10 years ago, it’s Taiki concept. Mix the Taiki, with the Huayra, and the the Mclaren P1, and you get this. Until something new comes along, I think that this, the P1 GTR, and the Chiron will have the most road presence of all the hypercars currently out right now.

    • yawn

      I’d like to think you meant the Mazda Furai rather than the Taiki…
      The Chiron is nothing compared to the elite hypercars from McLaren, Pagani, Koenigsegg and now AMRB.
      Yes, I deliberately excluded Ferrari and Porsche.

      • MarketAndChurch

        I did think of the Furai at first… but, I feel that the Mclaren P1(and even the LaFerrari) is the spiritual successor of that concept car. What we haven’t had much of, however, is a supercar that pays visual attention to its undersides, which the Taiki put on full display in a way not much other cars have done before, or since then. Until now.

        The Chiron has road presence, even if it doesn’t performs as well as those cars you mention. It’s what a hypercar should look like if Bentley or Rolls Royce were to ever build themselves one. Koenigsegg is the one I forgot, the very best from them stands alongside this, and the Mclaren P1 GTR. (and in my view, the Chiron too)

  • MarketAndChurch

    Would be cool if Williams teamed up with SSC to bring the Tuatara to market. And ProDrive with Lotus. Won’t be long before every F1 team has a roadcar built by a an ailing-yet-cool manufacturer.

  • Six_Tymes

    it is pretty amazing looking.

  • john coleman

    Wow! Smee didn’t say @’I’ve ordered one”!!

  • ok but the front… I think that like me in design school they didn’t managed to do a nice front end with the Aston grill on a center engine car. But then I might be very wrong. I’m sure they already sold them all.

  • fabri99

    I’m madly in love with that fragile-yet-wonderful looking dome.

  • Matt

    People are complaining about the design, but that is just in isolation. Just imagine this thing parked at an intersection, in real life, next to a Corolla. It would look positively alien, like it had been CGI’d into your reality.

    This design is ahead of its time.

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