When released, the Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar will be the most extreme car that the English manufacturer has ever released, by a wide margin. Not only is it absolutely bizarre looking, it’s also going to be extremely fast, rare and expensive. How do we know this? Wall Street Journal recently had a conversation with Adrian Newey, CTO for Red Bull Racing, and learned quite a bit about the car.
As far as performance goes, the 001 is going to be no slouch, but we already suspected this. According to Newey, the car’s V12 engine will produce 1,000 hp. This speed, along with its weight of just 2,200 lbs, the 001 will run 0-200 mph in just 10 seconds. What’s more, it will stop from 200 mph in around 5 seconds. That means the car can take you from 0 to 200 to 0 in around 15 seconds. What in the world?
For those expecting the car to have a massive big wing, you’re going to be disappointed, because Newey is not a big fan of big wings. Instead of relying on a wing, the 001 relies on pure aerodynamics and active suspension. The car’s computer will determine how close to ground the car needs to be, provide the necessary downforce when needed.
As for how much you’ll have to drop for a 001 and how rare they’ll be, I’ve got bad news for those who were saving their pennies: it’s going to be expensive and very rare. But really, we all knew this was going to be the case. Newey noted that 175 examples of the car will be made, with 150 being street-legal and 25 meant for just the track. As for its price, it will be around $3 million per.