Red Bull, Aston Martin AM-RB 001 Hypercar Revealed On Instagram

Tue, Jul 5, 2016 1,095

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For a while now we have been shown teaser photos and given minute details about Red Bull and Aston Marin’s hypercar project, and now we finally get to see it.

Red Bull Racing revealed the first public photo of the AM-RB 001 hypercar on Tuesday, designed by legendary Formula One designer Adrian Newey.

There have still been very few details released about the joint venture, apart from the lofty performance goals set for the car. However, at first glance the car looks promising.

Its design is reminiscent of a 1980s/1990s Le Mans prototype and — we haven’t seen the rear of the car — but from the angle shown it looks like the AM-RB 001 could have Venturi tunnels running underneath the car. Considering this car was designed by the same man who introduced¬†the blown diffuser to Formula One, it¬†would¬†hardly be surprising if we learned he utilized ground effects.

The last update Red Bull gave about the AM-RB 001 came after the Monaco Grand Prix, and it said the car was still in the clay model stage. Even so, it looks amazing and it should be exciting to see that car on track as they progress in the development process.

Update: Red Bull revealed more photos of the AM-RB 001 and, while it doesn’t look like it has Venturi tunnels, Newey is definitely maximizing airflow underneath the car.

Thumbnail photo via Christopher Lee/Getty Images for Red Bull Racing