On 17th March 2016, it was announced that Aston Martin and Formula One team Red Bull Racing would be forming a partnerships to produce a ground-breaking Aston Martin hypercar.
Codenamed 'Project AM-RB001' the new hypercar will represent the ultimate blend of cutting edge F1 technology with Aston Martin's signature sports car design. The project will see the collaboration of Red Bull Racing's Chief Technician Officer, Adrian Newey and Aston Martin's Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman. The combined talents of Newey, widely noted as the most successful Formula One designer of all time, and Reichman, Aston Martin's design chief since 2005, are set to combine their skills to produce the ultimate hypercar.
Combining the strongest elements of Red Bull Racing, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and Aston Martin, this new Innovation Partnership unites the world's best aerodynamicists, composite experts and manufacturing masters. All the parties offer different elite capabilities and the combination of all of those skills, ensuring that 'Project AM-RB001' promises to be an exciting prospect for customers and 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".
Having an illustrious Formula One career spanning nearly 30 years, and as the designer of ten World Championship winning Formula One cars, the partnership represents a new challenge for Red Bull Racing's Adrian Newey.
These are exciting times for Aston Martin and arriving hot on the heels of the DB11 launch earlier this month, this new partnership underlines that the brand really is racing again.
To celebrate the partnership between Aston Martin, Red Bull Racing and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the RB12s will carry the iconic Aston Martin wings logo throughout the 2016 season, making their debut at the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne.