Red Bull Technologies, which is another department within Red Bull, is partnering up with Aston Martin to make a supercar which will compete with McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari. It is not confirmed whether the supercar would only be made as a Formula 1 car or it would also be mass produced as consumer cars.
The project would be lead by Formula 1 designer Adrian Newey. Since the beginning of the year, he withdrew from Red Bull’s F1 team and starts the new model’s development which is planned for production in 2018. Red Bull Racing’s head, Christian Horner, mentioned that it was something that Adrian was keen to do as a legacy project. Horner added that at the moment their focus was on being a Formula 1 constructor but as they saw more technology cross over with the road car market, it was something that would organically grow.
There is not many details disclosed as for now, however, it is hinted that the supercar would be using Mercedes-Benz sourced power train and electronic.
Another car model, Aston Martin Vulcan, which is also in development stage by Aston Martin and Newey, was still underway, which most probably will be parallel with the development of the supercar. Aston Martin Vulcan is powered by 7.0-liter V12 with 800 horsepower. It was built on a carbon fiber chassis and body. It will spend a total of $2.3 million to build and it will be designed to use on race track only.