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Aston Martin ‘Likes The Idea Of Adrian Newey Doing A Road Car’

On Sunday, August 16th, 2015

The whispers, suggestion, and innuendo touting a supercar project that involves some combination of Adrian Newey, Red Bull, and Aston Martin will not cease. Auto Express got comment from Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer regarding the gossip, Palmer saying, “There is rarely smoke without fire.” He added that while he is on board with the idea of Newey penning something for the English carmaker, the Warwick firm is not the source of the rumors tying the two.


But of course, what else would he say to the question of having perhaps the finest Formula One aerodynamicist of this generation design a coupe to wear the wings? The admission is a bit like Palmer saying he likes the idea of someone giving Aston Martin a billion dollars. He classified the situation as saying “there is no authentic program” with Newey, which sounds like official language for ‘we’ve talked about it but there’s no paper trail yet.’

The project to build “an ultimate sports car” is under consideration, with designs in the works. A decision on whether to go further might come before the year is out. Or it might not. In the meantime, while we wait for the first, we’ll have to do our best with the smoke and the DP-100 virtual race car that Aston Martin created for Gran Turismo 6.

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