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Aston Martin CEO shoots down claims of Adrian Newey-developed hypercar

August 13, 2015

A report emerged last month saying that Red Bull and Aston Martin are working together on an ‘ultimate hypercar’ that could go on sale around 2018. According to this report, F1 designer and Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey is working with Aston Martin to design the hypercar.

Speaking to Auto Express, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer has spoken on this rumoured-hypercar plans for the first time.

He said: “There is rarely smoke without fire. I have talked openly about a flagship supercar and a number of studies, including designs, are going on, but the speculation about Adrian Newey does not come from us.”

Mr. Palmer does like the idea of Adrian Newey developing a road-legal car with the company. Expressing his thoughts about the idea and the status of its implementation, he states: “Do I like the idea of Adrian Newey doing a road car with Aston? Yes. He is a man with a legacy to leave, but there is no authentic programme with him, yet.”

The Gaydon-based automaker’s CEO suggests that even if the project is a go, its completion will take long. He concluded saying that the company hopes to come to a decision by the end of the year but won’t rush.

[Source: Auto Express]

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