Last month, Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing announced plans to co-develop and build a crazy new flagship hypercar called the AM-RB 001. We already know it will have a naturally-aspirated V12 that can rev to 11,000 rpm, and a one-to-one power-to-weight ratio, just like the Koenigsegg One:1. Now we know it will probably be a hybrid—thanks to a new job listing .
As first discovered, if you were to take a gander at Red Bull Racing's current openings, you'll see the company is building a team of engineers to start development on the AM-RB 001. Red Bull seeks to hire aerodynamicists, electronics engineers, and mechanical design engineers, with a focus on drivetrain integration and hybridization. It's a pretty obvious hint the car will have some sort of battery power.
This news isn't so surprising in this day and age. All of the latest flagship sports cars from the top manufacturers (Porsche, McLaren, Ferrari), have been powered by hybrid drivetrains, using batteries to boost their overall performance. It was assumed that the project would take current technology from Formula One to achieve its goals, and considering Red Bull's extensive F1 experience, having it trickle down into a road car is the next logical step.
If you've got the skills and experience to use electricity to make cars go faster, we can't think of a better project to be a part of. And when you start the job, feel free to send us a few pictures from the workshop, please.