Formula One outfit Red Bull and British luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin have announced a technology partnership to build an £2million Aston Martin-branded supercar, which will be quicker than an F1 racer.
Red Bull’s chief designer Adrian Newey will work with Aston Martin’s design boss Marek Reichman on the car, dubbed Project AM-RB-001, Red Bull said on Thursday.
‘This is a very exciting project for everyone at Red Bull Racing,’ team principal Christian Horner said in a statement.
‘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 using Formula One DNA to produce the ultimate of all road cars.’
Newey, who has been had a successful career in F1 over 30 years and has designed 10 championship winning cars, is relishing a new challenge.
‘From the age of six I have had two goals in life – to be involved in the design of racing cars, and to be involved in the design of a super car,’ he said.
‘Formula 1 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.’