Aston Martin Red Bull Hypercar Will Be A Hybrid

Posted: Aug 25 2016, 9:52pm CDT | by , in Cars & Vehicles


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Aston Martin Red Bull Hypercar will be a Hybrid
Aston Martin AM-RB 001

A number of engineers are hired for the hybrid power hypercar.

A recent report by ESPN showed us an insight on the new Aston Martin Red Bull Hypercar that will be launched in a few months. The details shown in the special report about AM-RB 001 which is a racing car developed by Red Bull and Aston Martin gave us an insight about its features too.

A career opportunities advertisement was published on the Red Bull’s racing webpage recently. The advertised portion was pretty long however what captured our attention was the need of engineers trained in hybrid mode of cars.

The advertisement had called in specialists for interviews who were mechanical design engineers but specialist in the hybrid drivetrain. This was the unofficial confirmation that this new AM-RB 001 will have a hybrid system.

The job postings also showed opportunities for the people who are specialized in semi-active suspensions. It was also rumored earlier that AM-RB 001 will get a semi-active suspension which will make the car faster and lighter.

The rumors have suggested that this car’s powertrain will have a V-12 engine. The team will be hoping to set a big power to weight ration that will mean 1 hp for each 2.2 pounds.

Thus it means that it will be a 2200 to 2400 pounds car with a horsepower of 1000bhp, according to MotorTrend. The car will be made faster by toning down the weight of body by adding light weight material. It is said that most of the material used in the car will be carbon fiber and other lightweight materials.

The AM-RB 001 is expected to reach the level of performance that is expected from F1. The rumor mill also suggest that this AM-RB 001 will have the ability to top 0 to 62mph in mere 2.5 seconds. This new car is expected to arrive at the end of 2018.

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