The new supercar from Aston Martin and Red Bull, the Aston Martin Red Bull 001, also called Hyperis, is being presented right now. But we could not wait to bring you the images. Check them out.
Aston Martin and Red Bull have just released the official images and a few official information on the car. It will be powered by a naturally aspirated V12 that will be created specifically for it. It will probably deliver more than 1,000 hp (746 kW) in a 1,000 kg body. The gearbox, also designed by Adrian Newey, has only 4 gears and no reverse, according to this EVO video.
The car will reverse with the help of a hybrid system. According to the video above, there will be no active aerodynamic gimmicks. All the performance secrets of this car will come from the active suspension and the underbody. The driving seat position will be very similar to the one presented by a F1 car. Yet, Aston Martin says it will be a practical car to live with.
The design of the body, or the green parts, are the work of Aston Martin, or more specifically of Marek Reichman’s team. The underbody, or the grey parts of the Hyperis, have been designed by Adrian Newey. We should not have to say that, but Newey is the most successful F1 designer of all times.
A road F1 car
The Hyperis is entirely made of carbon fiber. This name may not be the final one, since Aston Martin still calls it by its project name, but there is a good chance that it will.
The new hypercar is said to be the fastest road legal car of all times. It will have a cornering force of 4.5 G and will be capable of lap times similar to the ones a F1 car manages to get. If not better, since Newey will not be restricted by any regulations.
The Hyperis will be a 2-seater, for large adults. And its brakes will be like the ones used in F1, of the carbon-carbon type. What may come as a disadvantage in daily use, since they have to heat up in order to be more efficient.
The lucky few that may have it
There will be a road-legal version and a race version, with 24 units. The road-legal car will have 99 units, according to EVO, but Aston Martin may consider increasing that number, since 375 people are already in line to pay between £ 2 million and £ 3 million for one of them.
The first units of the Hyperis will be delivered in 2018. And it will be amazing by any means.