Aston Martin and Formula One team Red Bull Racing have officially announced a new partnership which will see Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer, and Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman collaborate on producing the next generation hypercar.
The combined talents of Newey, one of the most successful Formula One designers in the sport’s history, and Reichman, Aston Martin’s design chief since 2005, are set to produce the ultimate hypercar that will fuse Aston Martin’s signature sports car design with cutting edge F1TMtechnology.
Codenamed Project ‘AM-RB 001’ this new Innovation Partnership consolidates the very best aerodynamicists, composite experts and manufacturing masters, and will surely be an exciting prospect for enthusiasts around the world.
Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer said: “Formula One offers the ultimate global stage to build wider awareness of the Aston Martin brand. However, this partnership will deliver even more than that when the hypercar that Aston Martin and Adrian Newey are in the process of developing hits the road.”
He added: “These are exciting times for Aston Martin and arriving hot on the heels of our DB11 launch earlier this month, this new partnership underlines that our brand really is racing again.”
About the new partnership, Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner said: “This is a very exciting project for everyone at Red Bull Racing. Through this Innovation Partnership the iconic Aston Martin logo will return to grand prix racing for the first time since 1960, and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, led by Adrian, will be harnessing our Formula One DNA to produce the ultimate of all road cars. It’s an incredible project which also realises a dream and vision long held by Adrian to design a road car. We are very much looking forward to what I’m certain will be a successful partnership.”
As the designer of landmark models such as the Aston Martin DB11, which was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show earlier this month, Marek Reichman is the man to bring the design language of the modern era Aston Martin car to this project.
He said: “We are in the process of developing a hypercar that combines the latest in aerodynamics from F1TM and the stunning design language of an Aston Martin sports car. He added: “The opportunity to collaborate with Adrian (Newey) and Red Bull Advanced Technologies will be a fascinating experience for everyone involved.”
Aston Martin, Red Bull Racing and Red Bull Advanced Technologies celebrated the new partnership at the Australian Grand Prix earlier this month by adding the iconic Aston Martin wings to the front of the RB12 F1 cars – a feature they will continue with throughout the 2016 season.