That’s because we recently found ourselves in possession of the official dealer brochure distributed by the British car manufacturer for the AM-RB 003, which documents some important specifications.
First, we have the powertrain. Aston Martin confirmed at Geneva that the AM-RB 003 will feature a new, turbocharged hybrid V6 engine but didn’t say how powerful it would be. We can now report that they are targeting a 1,000 hp combined output. Additionally, it has been confirmed that the vehicle will incorporate an 8-speed, F1-inspired dual-clutch transmission and a limited-slip differential.
Like the Valkyrie, the AM-RB 003 will feature a full carbon fiber monocoque and carbon body panels, which will bring the weight belowq 1350 kg (2976 lbs). With those specs, the AM-RB 003 will be fast. Aston Martin quotes a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) time of 2.5 seconds in the brochure as well as a top speed exceeding 220 mph (354 km/h) and a power-to-weight ratio of 750 hp per tonne.
According to the document, the powertrain’s electric motor will drive the front wheels, meaning the hypercar will be all-wheel drive. We can also confirm that the car will have active suspension, platform control, active ride height and damping systems all derived from the Valkyrie. It will also be sold in both left- and right-hand drive configurations and be limited to just 500 units globally.
Then comes the all-important price. Aston Martin says its new hypercar will start “at no less than £875,000.” Converted into U.S. dollars, that is $1,152,440.
Those looking to buy an AM-RB 003 need to lay down a hefty deposit to secure a build slot. Customers in the U.S. need to cough up $300,000 up front, while those in Europe must pay €250,000 and Australian ones $450,000 AUD, with deliveries set to begin in 2021.