Aston Martin AM-RB 003 To Have 1,000 HP And e-AWD, Cost More Than $1 Million

A number of details about the Aston Martin AM-RB 003 hypercar have come to light following the vehicle’s premiere at last month’s Geneva Motor Show.

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.

Genf International Motor Show 2019, Switzerland, Geneva, 05.03.2019 – Copyright Stefan Baldauf / SB-Medien

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.

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  • Carl Sloan

    I thought the Veyron was ugly until this, lmao!

  • SteersUright

    Aston is the most interesting sports car company at the moment, by far.

  • Some ol’ bloke

    tell me I’m wrong, but on the original post, did they say this was a 720s competitor?????????
    Otherwise, it was the other one they released…..

    • david santiago

      other one bud

      • Some ol’ bloke

        Thanks – bit of a mind blank….

    • Bob

      The Vantage

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