Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have entered a new technical partnership that will see Red Bull’s Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey and Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichma, collaborate to produce a new hypercar.
The new Aston Martin hypercar has been codenamed ‘AM-RB-001’ and will blend cutting edge Formula 1 technology with Aston Martin’s revered styling. Newey and Red Bull’s expertise in aerodynamics and composites, along with Aston Martin’s manufacturing know-how, will meet to produce an exciting new product for Aston Martin’s customers all around the world.
“Formula One offers the ultimate global stage to build wider awareness of the Aston Martin brand,” said Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer. “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.”
“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,” he added.
As a result of the partnership, Aston Martin’s logos will return to the Formula 1 grid for the first time since 1960. They will make their debut on Red Bull Racing’s car’s at this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix – the first race of the 2016 Formula 1 season.