You might want to sit down and pay attention to this one. Yesterday, Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing announced that they would work together to build a "groundbreaking" new Aston hypercar.


It’s codenamed AM-RB 001--how very Bond--and is said to meld Formula 1 tech with Aston’s "signature sports-car design." In fact, Red Bull boss Christian Horner reckons it will become the "ultimate of all road cars" when it appears in (likely) 2018.

Of course, no engine or drivetrain specifics have been mentioned as yet, but a hybrid could be under consideration. And surely, Aston must be thinking about deploying some iteration of that lovely 7.0-liter V12 from the track-only Vulcan?