Earlier this year Aston Martin and Total signed a global partnership agreement, making Total an energy partner to Aston Martin throughout 2016 and 2017, providing its products to the luxury British marque and its official motorsport outfit; Aston Martin Racing. Both companies are also exploring options for further opportunities to utilise Total Excellium products.
“We were delighted to support our friends at Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing at the unveiling of the radical AM-RB 001 hypercar,” said Marc Smith, general manager Total UK, Lubricants Division.
“We’ve installed Total fuel pumps at Aston Martin’s factory and every vehicle coming off the production line will be filled with Excellium fuel. This is a major step forward and takes our relationship with Aston Martin to the next level.”
A bespoke machine from the tyres up, the AM-RB 001 will be built by David King Aston Martin’s VP and chief special operations officer and his team at Gaydon, in the purpose-built facility created for Aston Martin’s original hypercar, the One-77. More details of the AM-RB 001‘s technical specification will be revealed in due course, but its heart is a new, mid-mounted, high-revving, naturally aspirated V12 engine with the potency to achieve a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio; 1 bhp per kilo of weight.