“I’ve long harboured the desire to design a road car. The formation of Red Bull Advanced Technologies brought me a step closer to realizing that ambition, but I believed we should work with an automotive manufacturer. Aston Martin was at the top of my list. The synergy between Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin is clear. I knew Red Bull Racing had the ability to handle the pure performance aspects, but Aston Martin’s experience of making beautiful, fast and comfortable GT cars is of great benefit to the project. I’ve always been adamant that the AM-RB 001 should be a true road car that’s also capable of extreme performance on track, and this means it really has to be a car of two characters. That’s the secret we’re trying to put into this car – the technology that allows it to be docile and comfortable, but with immense outright capabilities”. – Adrian Newey
The current name of the vehicle is a combination of initials for each participating partner, AM-RB 001 (Aston Martin – Red Bull 001). This is obviously a developmental name that the project is currently working under as the Aston Martin legal department secures the rights to a properly fitting name that will eventually belong to the supercar. Production numbers are expected to be limited with only 99 – 150 examples being made to include prototypes and 25 track-only examples. Expect the final price to be between $2.5 -4 million. The ultra-limited track editions will obviously fetch a higher price than the road versions of the hypercar. The first examples are expected to be delivered sometime in 2018.