The upcoming Aston Martin hypercar codenamed AM-RB 001 will use a Cosworth V12 engine mated to a seven-speed transmission manufactured by Ricardo. This was confirmed by the British brand in a recently revealed list of partners.
According to Aston Martin, “their (Cosworth and Ricardo) unrivaled expertise and willingness to push the performance boundaries” is why the car maker chose to partner with them.
Other suppliers on the list include Alcon and Surface Transforms who will be supply carbon ceramic discs and calipers. Bosch will take care of the engine control unit, traction control and electronic stability program systems. The LED lights for the AM-RB 001 will be supplied by Wipac.
Aston Martin vice president David King said, “experience, creativity, energy, diligence and perfectionism are absolute must-have qualities in every area of the project. Having great technical partners such as those working with us is both reassuring and motivating. Together we aim to produce an innovative piece of engineering art.”
he added, “Making the AM-RB 001 presents huge challenges. It’s a real test of everyone involved, but that’s as it should be, for we’re genuinely raising the bar with this car. That’s what makes the project so special, and why having the right technical partners is so critical.
“Some of those names we’re working with are long-standing suppliers of Aston Martin, but there are some new names in there, too. Whether forging fresh partnerships or building on existing relationships, the AM-RB 001 project is a shared engineering adventure we’re all relishing.”
Aston Martin is developing the new hypercar in collaboration with Red Bull Advanced Technologies with Adrian Newey heading the effort. The Cosworth V12 is expected to produce somewhere in the range of 900 hp. It will be a high-revving naturally aspirated V12 which will mated to a F1-inspired energy recovery system.
Aston Martin claims their hypercar will have 1:1 power to weight ratio and will be able to produce Formula 1 levels of downforce. The company plans to built 150 units of the hypercar with 25 track versions. First vehicles will be delivered by 2019.