We already know the upcoming AM-RB 001 hypercar is going to be one of the most capable road cars to ever hit the streets. With a naturally aspirated V12, F1-derived hybrid tech, and stunning looks, everyone's on their toes when it comes to Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin's road car. Turns out the 25 track-only versions will be capable of some borderline-unbelievable performance.
In an interview with several members of the 001's development team, the managed to reveal quite a bit about the non-street legal version of the crazy new hypercar. Thanks to the revolutionary underbody air channel design, shaped to keep the car as close to the ground as possible, the 001 is able to generate a claimed 4000 pounds of downforce without having to utilize a huge rear wing. In a car with a dry weight of just 2200 pounds, that's nothing short of astonishing.
And that's not all. David King, the project engineer for the AM-RB 001 program, told WSJ the track-only car can hold up to four Gs of lateral acceleration while cornering. For some context, McLaren claims its P1 hypercar can achieve just two Gs of lateral acceleration in the bends. Insane.
Turning isn't the only thing the 001 will do well, as 0-200 mph is claimed to come in around 10 seconds. Thought your 911 Turbo S with launch control was fast? This car will redefine the meaning of fast.
The AM-RB 001 is one serious machine.