Even when Aston Martin has been mum about the upcoming AM-RB 001 hypercar, Marek Reichman at least has something new to say. In a recent interview with Australia’s Motoring, the chief designer talked about the AM-RB 001’s 250mph top speed as well as its impressive 4.5 cornering G-force.
Aston Martin’s RB-001, according to Reichman, will have the 1,000hp naturally aspirated V12 with up to 6.0-7.0-litre engine displacement. More so, it will come with Xtrac’s single clutch sequential gearbox.
If you can recall, it was earlier reported that the engine was estimated to deliver up to 11,000 rpm. But according to the latest word from the man himself, the hypercar can only rev up to 9,500 rpm. Not bad. Since it’s a totally new engine, at least we’ll be expecting it would be made mostly of aluminium with maybe some parts in carbon fibre.
To provide a lower centre of gravity, the AM-RB 001’s engine as he said will have the wide V-angle design instead of the 60-degree layout. So this makes it very different from DB11’s overall engine design.
Reichman added that the AM-RB001’s concept is basically ninety five percent of the car’s final version. Except maybe for the missing side mirrors? But then again, he mentioned that they would be mounting cameras along the A-pillars to make it possible. And if there would be any slight modifications, their focus would be on the car’s aerodynamics and cooling.
Reichman further revealed that the upcoming hypercar would be equipped with more comfortable features. This includes gullwing doors that open easily as well as pedals and a steering wheel that automatically adjusts to the driver’s seating position.
As a matter of fact, Reichman revealed how the RB-001 was designed to comfortably sit a woman wearing a short skirt. The gullwing doors will make it easier to get in and out of the car regardless of the height of the passenger or the driver. All of these have been taken into consideration given the fact that the car only weighs 2,200 pounds.
Aston Martin first showcased its upcoming AM-RB 001 last July. However, there isn’t as much information available during the launch. As always, things can get pretty interesting as time passes by. Testing for the AM-RB 001 is expected to start next year. Until then, customers who placed their orders can expect these babies to arrive at their doors in the last quarter of 2018.