Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hybrid hits auto show circuit in Toronto

FIRST LOOK Aston Martin AM-RB 001 Concept

In addition to that number, 25 track-only variants will be built. Power will be sent through a seven-speed paddle-shift transmission that will come from legendary gearbox builder Ricardo, whose work can be found in the Ford GT, the Jaguar XJ220, the Bugatti Veyron, and McLaren, among others. Bosch was also commissioned to develop a bespoke engine control unit (ECU), a traction control unit, and electronic stability program (ESP).

Since its first reveal last summer, the Aston Martin AM-RB 001 details have been kept in wrapped to all interested buyers, and even the media.

Aston Martin, the evocative British marque of exemplary sports cars, and Dietrich Mateschitz's Red Bull will push through with the AM-RB 001; a 1000 PS hypercar that will push the boundaries of automotive performance.

The giant venture that has led us to see a brilliant hypercar by Aston Martin and Red bull is getting more exciting than ever.

"Making the AM-RB 001 presents huge challenges". The company is known for its legacy in motorsports and will use its experience in the production of high-performance production engines and Formula One cars to manufacture AM-RB 001's bespoke, high-revving 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine. Today, Aston Martin announced that the engine, which will displace 6.5 liters, will be designed and built by legendary United Kingdom engineering firm Cosworth. That's what makes the project so special, and why having the right technical partners is so critical. First deliveries are due to commence in 2019.

The auto was put together in partnership with famous F1 designer Adrian Newey, will pack a naturally aspirated V12 and a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. Two of the most awaited are the company's F1-inspired 1000bhp hypercar AM-RB 001 and the opulent DBX SUV.

"Aston Martin, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and project partner AF Racing today confirm some of the key technical partners for AM-RB 001", Aston Martin said in a statement, before going on to announce. "Together we aim to produce an innovative piece of engineering art".

"Much like Formula One, designing, engineering and building a vehicle like the AM-RB 001 is a massive team effort", Newey said. He also confirmed that prototypes of the auto will be on the road testing before the end of 2017, while deliveries are still planned to begin in 2018.

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