August 25, 2019

Aston Martin Unveils Mid-Engined AM-RB 003

The Aston Martin AM-RB 003
The Aston Martin AM-RB 003

Aston Martin has revealed its design concept for the AM-RB 003 hypercar.

The AM-RB 003 will be built with input from Red Bull Advanced Technologies and incorporate concepts and technologies taken directly from Formula One. Just 500 units are to be built.

Sharing styling and aerodynamic cues with Aston Martin’s Valkyrie hypercar, the AM-RB 003 features a pronounced front keel and large rear diffuser, with the underfloor generating the bulk of the downforce. However, Aston Martin says the AM-RB 003 will also benefit from next-generation aircraft morphing technology, to create a variable airfoil across the entire rear wing. The technology, named FlexFoil, allows for the car’s downforce to be changed without changing the physical angle of the entire element.

Full technical details of the AM-RB 003 are yet to be revealed, but it will be the first car to receive Aston Martin’s new hybrid turbo V6 engine. It will also feature the Nexcel sealed oil system – a system that allows for oil changes in under 90-seconds and the refinement and reuse of the car’s engine oil. Its use on the Aston Martin AM-RB 003 will the first for a road-going car worldwide.

The AM-RB 003 will be built around a lightweight carbon fibre structure and clad in carbon fibre bodywork that will feature active aerodynamics and morphing aero surfaces.