Red Bull has traditionally targeted the extremes, something it has proven on the Formula One circuit, among other things. Now it’s taking aim at the street, partnering up with Britain’s Aston Martin to develop a road-going hypercar that it broadly hints could give Bugatti’s new Chiron a run for the money.
Dubbed the AM-RB 001, the two-seater is set to arrive in 2018 and, in appropriate fashion, Aston CEO Andy Palmer today said plans call for production of no more than 150 of the street version – and perhaps as few as 99 – with another 25 produced for track use.
“As the project gathers pace its clear the end result will be a truly history-making hypercar that sets incredible new benchmarks for packaging, efficiency and performance and an achievement that elevates Aston Martin to the very highest level,” declared Palmer as the AM-RB 001 was rolled out at Aston’s British headquarters. (more…)