Project '003' becomes the third model in Aston Martin's hypercar arsenal; To arrive in late 2021 with a production run limited to 500 units globally.
Aston Martin’s next step into the mid-engined hypercar market has been confirmed with the release of the first design sketch of Project ‘003’. While it is the third hypercar to be developed by Aston Martin after the Aston Martin Valkyrie and the Valkyrie AMR Pro, the new mid-engined hypercar heavily draws upon the concepts and technology showcased in the Valkyrie.
The Project ‘003’ hypercar will be built around a lightweight structure and it'll be powered by a turbocharged petrol-electric hybrid engine. Combined with active aerodynamics for supreme downforce and active suspension systems for further precision, Project ‘003’ aims to be the ultimate car, both on the track and off it. The car will also be designed to offer more practical concessions to road use such as usable luggage space.
Presenting his views on the '003', Andy Palmer, President and Group Chief Executive of Aston Martin Lagonda, said 'It was always the intention for the Aston Martin Valkyrie to be a once-in-a-lifetime project, however, it was also vital to us that Valkyrie would create a legacy: a direct descendant that would also set new standards within its own area of the hypercar market, creating a bloodline of highly specialised, limited production machines that can exist in parallel with Aston Martin’s series production models. I’m thrilled to announce that this car is the Project ‘003’, and our next step into a dynamic and exacting arena.'
Recently, it was also announced that Aston Martin's Rapide E, the first-ever all-electric model from the brand, will feature bespoke Pirelli P ZERO tyres and that each tyre will be created specifically for the model it is fitted to. Besides ensuring low-rolling resistance, the Rapide E tires will also feature the Pirelli Noise Cancelling System to help reduce cavity noise. It will make use of sound absorbing technology to reduce the frequency filtering through the car.