The Aston Marin AM-RB 001 use a Cosworth 6.5-litre V12 engine, mated to a seven-speed gearbox supplied by Ricardo, the car maker has confirmed in a new list of shareholders.
Aston Martin has said that he has chosen to work with Cosworth and Ricardo for “their unrivalled expertise and the willingness to push the boundaries of performance”. The Cosworth has a long history in motorsport and Ricardo developed the V8 used in the McLaren models.
Aston hypercar, which is being co-developed by Red Bull Adavnced Technologies, is expected to produce 900bhp from its high-revving, naturally aspirated transmission. It will be built on a carbon fiber Monocell that is provided by long Aston Martin partner Multimatic.
Total weight in running order should, therefore, be less than a ton, and Aston Martin do this, with claims of a 1:1 power / weight.
The car will use an F1-inspired energy recovery system (ERS) to collect kinetic energy during braking, with the electric car maker Rimac supply of mild hybrid batteries.
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The braking shall be operated by Alcon, and the Surface Transforms calipers and carbon discs, while Bosche, will provide the engine control unit, traction control unit and electronic stability program systems.
Aston Martin has also confirmed that Wipac, is a British lighting manufacturer, has developed the vehicle LED headlights and tail lights.
Red Bull Racing technical director Adrian Newey has told the partners: “as Much as Formula One, the design, engineering and construction of a machine as the AM-RB 001) is a massive team effort. To achieve great things that you need to surround yourself with better people.
“The experience, creativity, energy, diligence and perfectionism are the must-have quality in every area of the project. Having great technical partners such as those who work with us is both reassuring and stimulating. Together, we have the objective of producing an innovative piece of engineering art”.
Aston Martin, vice president David King added: “i AM-RB 001 presents huge challenges. It is a real test for all the parties involved, but that is as it should be, for we’re raising the bar with this car. This is what makes the project so special, and why having the right technical partner is key.
“Some of those names we are working with are long standing suppliers of Aston Martin, but there are some new names. If forging fresh partnerships or existing building, the relationships, the AM-RB 001) is a shared project engineering adventure, we all like it.”
AM-RB-001 will be built in a total of 150 units for the road and a 25-track only versions. No pricing has been revealed, but a figure of between £2-3 million, is likely. The first deliveries are expected in 2019.
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