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More details of the Aston Martin AM-RB 001 revealed

More details of the Aston Martin AM-RB 001 revealed
Omkar Thakur Omkar Thakur Tuesday 06 December 2016, 18:33 PM

The AM-RB 001 concept from Aston Martin is the craziest thing we have ever seen from the British marque. Well, it had to be as Red Bull F1 boss Adrian Newey is helping Aston Martin build their newest hypercar. It should be no surprise, then, that the AM-RB concept looked like an open-wheel race car draped in a carbon-fibre. What comes as a surprise though is that the production car will look exactly the same.

In an interview with Motoring Australia, Marek Reichman, chief designer at Aston Martin, said that the hypercar will be built exactly like the concept except for the additions for engine cooling system and improved aerodynamics. It will get gullwing doors and the fixed driver seat customised for the owner including the position and rake of the steering wheel as well as the pedals. The wing mirrors will be replaced by cameras akin to the Mercedes Mirrorless concept.

Aston Martin has been tight-lipped about the hypercar’s details but revealed the top speed of 402kmph and a cornering ability of subjecting you to 4.5Gs. Adding to the excitement is a brand new naturally aspirated V12. The displacement will range between six to seven litres and will have an angle wider than 60 degrees between the banks. All we know is that it will belt out 1000bhp of power and will be mated to a single clutch sequential Xtrac gearbox driving the right set of wheels. The wider layout will help lower the centre of mass and help it towards it target of cornering-Gs.

As expected, all the 150 units to be built have already been sold despite the $3 million (Rs 20 crore) price tag with many more in the queue hoping for someone to drop out.

 

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