The 2018 Aston Martin AM-RB 001 is an innovative prototype, which is going to be released for the model year 2018 jointly by the Milton Keynes, England-based Formula One racing team in Austria, Red Bull Racing, and the British auto manufacturer, Aston Martin, with AM-RB 001 as its codename. The British automaker claims that the new model AM-RB 001 vehicle can be used both as a sport car and as a street going car. The collaboration between Aston Martin and Formula One blends the skills and visions of two world-topping brands to produce a road car, which has not at all been seen earlier.
2018 Aston Martin AM-RB 001 Exterior
The 2018 Aston Martin prototype will have the completely new external design, compared to previous AM models. The body of the new vehicle will be constructed around a carbon-fiber composition and its aerodynamic kit will bring unique levels of downforce in a street-legal car. In addition, the automaker claims that the major part of this downforce is produced through underground aerodynamics, which most likely indicates that the design of the chassis will be based on that of the Formula One model of Red Bull.
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The external styling will be similar to that of an LMP1 Le Mans model. Consequently, the 2018 model AM-RB 001 will feature a low gravity profile, elongated back deck, a short snout, very short front and back overhangs, and powerful wheel arches. The front part of the vehicle will feature the same headlamps as those of the current model. Around rear, it carries the same design of the current model, as well. However, the new model AM-RB 001 has a tunnel-like component, rather than the conventional diffuser that goes all the way to the floor, which passes the air from the lower part of the nose.
2018 Aston Martin AM-RB 001 Interior
The automaker has not yet revealed the interior design of the 2018 Aston Martin AM-RB 001 but derived from the purpose and the looks of the new hypercar, it should receive a driver-centered, race-stimulated interior. The cabin comes equipped with the simple dashboard with a huge monitor for a center stack, a completely digital instrument cluster, showing all kinds of performance-associated parameters, an LMP1 model-stimulated steering wheel, and a couple of carbon-fiber made bucket seats.
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The 2017 Aston Martin AM-RB 001 is expected to be powered by a V12 naturally aspirated powertrain, but its performance have not yet revealed by the automaker. However, it is confirmed that the engine has the power to accomplish a power-to-weight ratio of 1:1, which converts into one PS for each kilogram of weight. However, this power-to-weight ratio accelerates the new car from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds and makes the new vehicle to attain the top speed of 220 mph.
Base cost and the date of release
Similar to all other manufacturers, the automaker of the 2017 Aston Martin AM-RB 001 has not yet revealed its base price and the date of release. However, it is expected that will hit the dealerships of Aston Martin during the first quarter of 2018. The starting price of the new English hypercar is estimated to be a frightening £2.4 million (approx 3 million USD).
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2018 Aston Martin AM-RB 001 photos