Red Bull’s cars will continue to carry Aston Martin branding in 2017 as the F1 team and car manufacturer have extended their partnership.
The forthcoming AM-RB 001 road car, which is a product of the collaboration between the two, is due to have its first run late in 2017. Red Bull chief technical officer Adrian Newey has contributed to its design.
All 150 examples of the road version of the car have already been sold. Customers will receive their cars in 2019. Aston Martin will also build 25 track-only editions of the car.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said “the extraordinary success of the AM RB-001 is testament to the expert and collaborative spirit in which it was forged”.
“Extending our relationship with Aston Martin through 2017 was a simple and pleasing decision”.
Aston Martin president Andy Palmer said the AM RB-001 will be “the defining hypercar of this decade and a hugely desirable investment for collectors and enthusiasts”.
“Our relationship with Red Bull Racing has done for Aston Martin exactly what we expected it to do,” he added. “It is helping us to continue to build our brand across the globe.”
2017 F1 season
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- Sepang pays Haas compensation for Grosjean’s 2017 crash
- Williams revenues rose in 2017 after Bottas deal with Mercedes
- New kerbs at COTA in response to Verstappen’s corner-cutting
- Australian Grand Prix cost government £56 million last year