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Seven Quick Facts About Aston Martin's Bonkers New Hypercar

Aston Martin has lifted the sheet on a prototype concept-y version of its upcoming magically street-legal AM-RB 001 hypercar, and EVO Magazine has some fun facts for us to drool over.

  • The grey parts are Adrian Newey design, the green (or lighter-grey) parts are from Aston designers Marek Reichman and David King
  • The only active aero on the car is the thin blade at the back
  • The car will feature choice hybridization, some of which will act as the reverse gear because the car is only fitted with forward gear ratios
  • It should be faster than a Formula 1 car
  • The brakes will be F1-style full-carbon brakes
  • You can like beer and fast food and still sit in it comfortably
  • The seating will be F1 style though, meaning your legs will rest above your hip point—almost like you’re laying down
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The specs of the hypercar are still a secret, but it’s aiming for a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, over 1,000 horsepower and it will cost somewhere between $3 million and $4 million. Daaaamn.

Reviews Editor, Jalopnik

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bradleyland
Brad Landers

If you’re not giddy with excitement over this car, plz turn in your enthusiast card. It doesn’t matter that we can’t buy it. It will matter in automotive history. The McLaren F1 was introduced in 1992, and arguably, it reigned as king of hypercars until the current crop of hybrids arrived.

This is the new McLaren F1.

If Aston Martin actually produces this thing, I suspect it will reign as the king of hypercars for years to come.