We have seen AM-RB 001 before of course – check out our coverage here – but so far known little of what lurks under that extreme, and we reckon extremely beautiful, carbon-fibre skin. Apart, that is, from the fact that it will have 1,000bhp, for parity with the target weight of 1,000kg – Aston has always said its hypercar will have a 1:1 power to weight ratio.
Now we know how all those horses are going to be made. Enter Cosworth, with a bespoke 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12, and Rimac (the Croatian electric supercar builder) with a hybrid battery electric system. Add a tailor-made seven-speed paddle shift transmission from Ricardo and we start to get a flavour of how F1 design supremo Newey’s car will drive, and sound.
What’s perhaps not so clear is how all this good stuff, plus a cabin suitable for the car’s 6ft 4in designer Marek Reichman, manages to squeeze into a car that, in the flesh, is remarkably compact. But then packaging wizardry and Adrian Newey do go together.