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Red Bull, Aston Martin working on ‘ultimate hypercar’; to launch in 2018

A new report from Autocar says that Red Bull and Aston Martin are working together on an ‘ultimate hypercar’ that could go on sale around 2018.

Formula 1 designer and Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey is working with the Gaydon-based luxury automaker to design an ultra-high-performance road car with performance in levels of the McLaren P1 GTR and the Ferrari FXX K.

The hypercar is likely to make use of Mercedes-sourced powertrain and technology, and this could mean that the agreement between Daimler AG and Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. is extending its scope further.

In 2013, Aston Martin, Daimler and Mercedes-AMG GmbH, the subsidiary and high-performance brand of Daimler AG, entered into an agreement through which the British luxury brand could source engines and electrical and electronic components.

Red Bull Racing advisor Helmut Marko said that a deal for such a road car between Red Bull and Aston Martin was taking place during the British GP weekend. Mr. Newey reduced his involvement in Red Bull Racing this year to focus on his “other projects”, one of which could be the new hypercar.

The project will take shape under Red Bull Technologies, a subsidiary of Red Bull GmbH, just like Red Bull Racing. According to insiders, the project is ongoing but has no certainty of commercialisation.

[Source: Autocar]

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