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Aston Martin Valkyrie design showcased, British hypercar "95 per cent of the way there"

The upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar has been revealed in near-production form this week, including a first look at the vehicle's cockpit and new details about the extensive weight-saving and aerodynamic systems...

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Aston Martin Valkyrie to have 840kW and better than 1:1 power-to-weight ratio - report
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Aston Martin Valkyrie to have 840kW and better than 1:1 power-to-weight ratio - report

The upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie, formerly known as the AM-RB 001, will produce 1130 horsepower (840kW) when it arrives in 2019, according to a new report out of the US. Road and Track cites "sources deeply familiar with the car", claiming the Valkyrie will have a total output of around  840kW from its Formula One-inspired hybrid drivetrain, with nearly 1000hp (745kW) alone coming from the 6...


Don't expect to see Aston Martin take on Germany's latest power wagons
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Don't expect to see Aston Martin take on Germany's latest power wagons

Wagonistas the world over got a little hot under the collar at the 2017 Geneva motor show, as both Mercedes-AMG and Porsche took the covers off two super-brisk, super-practical estates – the E63 S Estate and Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo. But alas, British sports car brand Aston Martin says it is unlikely to enter that particular fray...


Aston Martin Valkyrie: AM-RB 001 gets a new name in Geneva
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Aston Martin Valkyrie: AM-RB 001 gets a new name in Geneva

Aston Martin and Red Bull's upcoming hypercar, the AM-RB 001, has been given a new name this week: Valkyrie. Named after the legendary figures of Norse mythology - those who choose who lives and who dies in battle - the Valkyrie also continues the 'V' naming tradition that Aston Martin has used since 1951...


Aston Martin AM-RB 001 to get Cosworth V12
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Aston Martin AM-RB 001 to get Cosworth V12

Aston Martin has confirmed its Formula One-inspired AM-RB 001 hypercar will feature a naturally-aspirated V12 built by legendary British engine company, Cosworth. The British marque announced some of the technical partners for its hypercar project this week, along with some of the key details of its road-going racer. A high-revving 6...


Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar already sold out - report
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Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar already sold out - report

The Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar hasn't even been fully detailed yet, but reports suggest the British company has already sold the entire production run. Auto Express reports that Aston Martin has announced all 150 road-going versions of the upcoming hypercar have been accounted for, despite the rumoured price tag sitting around the $3 million mark...


Hybrid power likely for Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar
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Hybrid power likely for Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar

Aston Martin and Red Bull’s upcoming AM-RB 001 hypercar is likely to have hybrid power, according to key hints from the partners. On Red Bull’s careers website, the company is advertising positions for AM-RB 001 engineers, notably those with experience in hybrid systems, semi-active suspension and composite materials...


AM-RB 001 could be first of many mid-engine Aston Martin hypercars
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AM-RB 001 could be first of many mid-engine Aston Martin hypercars

The AM-RB 001 being developed by Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing will likely be the first in a series of mid-engine road-legal hypercars. Marek Reichman, Aston Martin's chief creative officer, told The Drive: "Everything we do in Special Projects is in part a foretelling of something to come. We never do something and then forget it...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 11: Open speed limits, pricey new NSX, Aston's new hypercar, Volvo S90/V90 driven, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 11: Open speed limits, pricey new NSX, Aston's new hypercar, Volvo S90/V90 driven, and much more

Welcome to episode 11 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined again by senior editor Mike Costello to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...


AM-RB 001: Aston Martin and Red Bull reveal collaborative hypercar
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AM-RB 001: Aston Martin and Red Bull reveal collaborative hypercar

The AM-RB 001, named for its status as the first project in a new technical and design partnership between Aston Martin and the Red Bull Formula One team, has been unveiled in London tonight. Announced in March, the AM-RB 001 is the "groundbreaking hypercar" lovechild of champion race-car designer Adrian Newey and Aston Martin chief designer Marek Reichman...


Aston Martin DBZ trademark could hint at new Zagato special
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Aston Martin DBZ trademark could hint at new Zagato special

British automaker Aston Martin has recently applied to trademark the ‘DBZ’ name in Europe, hinting at a new collaborative special model. Aston's trademark application first appeared in the European Union's Intellectual Property Office's public database this month, with the name intended for “passenger cars; racing cars; car bodies”...


Aston Martin AM-RB 001 Hypercar to be built with Red Bull Racing Formula One team
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Aston Martin AM-RB 001 Hypercar to be built with Red Bull Racing Formula One team

Aston Martin has announced a new partnership with the Red Bull Racing Formula One team that will not only see the pair create a new hyper car, but also signals the British marque's return (in some form) to the Formula One world championship...