The turbocharged hybrid V6 will use the same Nexcel sealed oil system Aston first used on the track-only Vulcan. The entire oil system is contained in a small carbon-fibre box, allowing oil changes to be completed in just 90 seconds.
Aston’s CEO Andy Palmer is clearly delighted with the project: “When Aston Martin secured the services of Red Bull Advanced Technologies to embark on the extraordinary journey that became Aston Martin Valkyrie and Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro, it was always my hope that it would lead to a long-term collaboration.
“As these projects enter an incredibly exciting phase with the commissioning of the first running development prototypes, it gives me tremendous satisfaction to confirm that this exceptional partnership is continuing with the AM-RB 003 – a hypercar that not only draws from the ethos and DNA of Aston Martin Valkyrie, but will in turn influence Aston Martin’s first series production mid-engined supercar”. That supercar, if you haven’t seen it, is the Vanquish Vision Concept, a car that uses a version of the AM-RB 003’s engine but will be built to rival the Ferrari F8 Tributo, McLaren 720S and Lamborghini Huracan.