The Aston Martin AM-RB 001 is one of those once-in-a-decade cars that takes a few years for us to be able to make sense of the things it can do. It is such a step change in the standard of performance that it really does verge on that which is beyond belief. That’s why, we suspect, Aston and Red Bull Racing are introducing us to it early on into its gestation, to watch it as it grows, develops and eventually fulfils all these incredible claims. While it represents a massive step beyond what we know the performance status quo is, standards have been destroyed before. Here is a list of what we think are spiritual ancestors to the AM-RB-001. Cars that were so ahead of the curve, they were half way round the next one..