Mind bending number seem to be Aston Martin’s new thing, especially so with the advent of its new class of logic-defying hypercars that include the Vulcan and Valkyrie. Heck, they appear to be everyone’s new go-to sales pitch now that aerodynamics, tires, and composites technology from Formula 1 has tricked down to the supercar, but like a Michael Bay film, there is some magic lost in all of the dazzling explosions and constant drama.
Limited to just 200 units globally, with 17 allocated to Australia, each Vantage RBR sports the signature of either Verstappen or Ricciardo on the sill plates and under-bonnet plaque to celebrate the two brands’ ‘innovation partnership’ which has led to Red Bull Racing’s aero wizard, Adrian Newey, collaborating with Aston Martin on its new Valkyrie hypercar.
Available with either a 321kW/490Nm 4.7-litre V8 or 421kW/620Nm 5.9-litre V12, the Vantage RBR is offered as standard with a Mariana Blue finish, offset by red grille highlights, yellow brake calipers and a carbon fibre splitter, diffuser, grille and side strakes. Tungsten Silver and satin Mariana Blue paintwork is also available.
Aston Martin chief creative officer, Marek Reichman, said he was looking forward to designing Aston Martin’s new range of mid-engined models, despite the brand’s heritage with front-engined GT.