Aston Martin reveals key development partners on the AM-RB 001 project

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Aston Martin has revealed key technical partners for the AM-RB 001 electric hypercar.

Design and manufacture of the car’s 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine is being entrusted to Cosworth. This will be mated to a 7-speed paddle-shift transmission, developed by Ricardo. The hypercar will also house a lightweight hybrid battery system supplied by Rimac.

Multimatic is to construct the car’s carbon fiber monocell and Alcon and Surface Transforms are responsible for supplying the lightweight, high performance brake calipers and carbon discs.

Electronics expert Bosch has been entrusted with developing the ECU, TCU and ESP systems for the AM-RB 001. UK light manufacturer Wipac is to develop full LED headlamps and tail lamps.

David King, VP and chief special operations officer, Aston Martin, commented, “Making the AM-RB 001 presents huge challenges. It’s a real test of everyone involved, but that’s as it should be, for we’re genuinely raising the bar with this car. That’s what makes the project so special, and why having the right technical partners is so critical. Some of those names we’re working with are long-standing suppliers of Aston Martin, but there are some new names in there, too. Whether forging fresh partnerships or building on existing relationships, the AM-RB 001 project is a shared engineering adventure we’re all relishing.”

A maximum of 150 road-going AM-RB 001s will be built, including all remaining prototypes, with 25 additional track-only versions. First deliveries are due to commence in 2019.

February 21, 2017

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