Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer and Red Bull Racing Driver Max Verstappen unveiled the groundbreaking hypercar AM-RB 001 for the first time in the Middle East. The event was held at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, ahead of Aston Martin’s new showroom opening scheduled for early 2017.
Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey and Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman have combined the ultimate in cutting edge F1 technology with Aston Martin’s signature sports car design. The AM-RB 001 is an unprecedented fusion of form and function: a car engineered to be entirely useable and enjoyable as a road car, but with the capability to perform like no road car before it on a race track. Uncompromising in all respects, the AM-RB 001 is a bespoke machine from the tyres up, and at its heart is a new, mid-mounted, high-revving, naturally aspirated V12 engine.
Built around a lightweight carbon fibre structure, the AM-RB 001 boasts truly radical aerodynamics for unprecedented levels of downforce in a road-legal car. Thanks to the genius of Adrian Newey’s design, much of this downforce is generated through underfloor aerodynamics, leaving Marek Reichman free to craft a pure yet breathtaking dramatic form that elegantly expresses both the AM-RB 001’s dynamism and the unmistakable essence of Aston Martin.
The product of a unique innovation partnership between the British luxury marque and eminent F1 team, AM-RB 001 combines the vision and skills of two world-leading brands to create a road car the like of which has never been seen before. Aston Martin President and CEO, Dr. Andy Palmer said: “I am thrilled to be in Abu Dhabi to present the AM-RB 001 for the first time in the region. All of those involved in AM-RB 001 are extremely proud of the car, and I have no doubt it will make automotive history. Its reception around the world has been phenomenal, and we expect those in the Middle East to be no less excited.”
In support of the event, Red Bull Racing Team Principal, Christian Horner, added: “The AM-RB 001 has been an inspirational project to deliver in synergy with our partners Aston Martin. As we reveal the car at different cities across the globe, it is incredibly rewarding to see the delight and reactions of those viewing it for the first time. We will no doubt witness as much of a sense of wonder and excitement here in Abu Dhabi and across venues in the Middle East, as anywhere else in the world.”
[Image:Marek Reichman, Dr. Andy Palmer and Max Verstappen]