There doesn’t seem to be much that Red Bull can’t do once it sets its mind on a goal, whether that’s having a man jump from space or building giant toys for a trials biker. Red Bull’s latest moon shot is to build the world’ fastest production car, and it has partnered with Aston Martin to do so. Red Bull and Aston Martin just revealed the AM-RB 0001 hypercar, and it appears to have a fairly decent shot at claiming the record.
No more than 150 of these hypercars will be made, according to Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer—and that number could be as few as 99. The bulk of the AM-RB 0001s will be street legal, but there will be 25 track-only version produced for drivers who really want to experience the similarities to Red Bull’s Formula 1 rides.
Not much was revealed on the technical side, other than that the hypercar would have a naturally aspirated V12 and a power-to-weight ratio of 1:1. Whle the need for F1-levels of speed was important, so was the desire for the AM-RB 0001 to feature the comforts of a true Grand Touring-class car. Red Bull says the customer list for the hypercar is a “who’s who of F1 legends, moguls and megastars.”
Of course, the AM-RB 0001 isn’t alone in its quest to become the world’s fastest production car. The Bugatti Chiron has a similar goal. Regardless of who wins, it will be fun watching the automotive legends duke it out.