The world's greatest car website Top Gear has reported that Aston Martin, the luxury British sports car manufacturer, have announced that the Croatian company Rimac Automobili will deliver the battery set for their model AM-RB 001.
Aston Martin has been developing the hyper car in cooperation with Red Bull Racing and according to a design of the legendary F1 racing car constructor Adrian Newey. AM-RB 001 should be the world's most extreme car ever seen on the roads with performance that will compete to those of F1 racing cars.
The British high-performance engine company Cosworth will deliver the engine for the AM-RB 001 model: a 6.5-litre, naturally aspirated V12. Aston Martin says it will be the ultimate road-legal internal combustion engine.
In addition, the car will use a seven-speed paddle shift gearbox designed and built by Ricardo, the British engineering and consultancy firm, who previously created the six-speed manual gearbox of the Ford GT, and is currently the supplier of McLaren’s 3.8-litre bi-turbo V8 engine.
The Croatian company Rimac Automobili will develop and deliver the lightweight battery system for the 001; apart from the conventional engine, this hybrid will use several electric engines.
Furthermore, the carbon fibre company Multimatic from Canada will manufacture chassis for the hyper car, whilst the race car braking system experts from Alcon will deliver the car brakes for Aston's maddest car ever.
It is interesting to note that after the Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg, Aston Martin is the second super sports car manufacturer who has used the knowledge and skills of Rimac Automobili.