“You will see a full-size, production-ready concept later this year. Truth is we have a date in mind a few months away but we still have work to do. I am working with three perfectionists so can’t be absolutely sure when it will be ready,” Dr Palmer said.
The three people are Adrian Newey – Red Bull Racing chief technical officer and designer of 10 world championship-winning F1 cars – Aston’s chief creative officer Marek Reichman, and director of Aston Martin Special Projects, David King, whose operation will build the car, codenamed AM-RB 001.
“In Adrian, Marek and David we have three giants of the industry, any one of whom could make a great car. Put all three together and imagine what you can do.”
What they plan to do – as first announced in March at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne – is bring Adrian’s childhood dream of building the ultimate road car to life, a car with aerodynamics and performance closer to a pure track car than even the fastest of today’s hypercars, such as the McLaren P1. See GRR’s story on it here.