So now at last we can actually see, rather than imagine, what all the fuss is about. We’ve already reported, somewhat breathlessly if we’re honest, that Adrian Newey, don of Grand Prix car designers, is to execute his long-held dream of building a road car. A road car to put the hyper into high-performance.
To do it he’s teamed up with Aston Martin. And here, rolling for the first time into the gaze of an astonished public, is the resulting machine. Welcome to the Aston Martin AM-RB 001. The name references its co-creators, Newey’s Red Bull Advanced Technologies.
In that same interview with Newey and Aston’s design chief Marek Reichman, we listed, in tones of gobsmacked semi-disbelief, the aims they have for the car. That it will raise performance to a level well beyond last year’s trinity of McLaren P1 and LaFerrari and Porsche 918.