Red Bull Racing appears to be thinking of branching out to making road-going production cars as AutoCar UK recently reported that the racing team is in talks with Aston Martin to negotiate a powertrain deal.
Expected to be released in 2018, the rumored road-going car will supposedly rival the likes of the McLaren P1 and Ferrari’s LaFerrari, both of which are plug-in hybrid hypercars that are capable of delivering more than 900 PS and 900 Nm of torque.
Details about the development phase of the Red Bull Racing hypercar remain scarce but the deal was supposedly set by the Formula One team’s Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey. Regarded as one of the best Formula One engineers and designers, the hypercar will combine Mercedes-Benz and Aston Martin technology.
In addition, Newey’s lack of involvement in this year’s Formula One is cited as one of the key reasons that he is indeed working on a road-going hypercar with Aston Martin. If it is to be believed, the project would currently be on its advanced development and aerodynamic performance stages.
There is also a rumor going about that the Red Bull Racing hypercar will have technology derived from Aston Martin’s track-only supercar, the Vulcan (pictured above). But it is highly likely that the two will be treated as separate cars.
Source: AutoCar UK