Leaked: Red Bull X1 prototype shows up

Article by Christian A., on October 19, 2010

As you may know already, last week we announced you that the Gran Turismo 5 game was delayed again, although it was expected to make its official debut on November 2. Still we have good news for you, as the first photos with the Red Bull X1 prototype, a special hypercar, appeared on the web.

The car was developed with some help from F1 driver Sebastian Vettel but also with Formula 1’s most renowned aerodynamicist, Adrian Newey. We have to admit that the car looks impressive, but wait until you see the specifications.

The car uses a gas turbine delivering 1483bhp @ 15,000 rpm and an impressive 527lb ft @ 12,000 rpm. The transmission is continuously variable and it is rear-wheel drive. The top speed is also amazing: 249 mph or 400 km/h.

Some of the special features of the car include enclosed wheels and “fan element” to increase low and medium-speed downforce.

Sebastien Vettel also tried the car (on PlayStation of course) and obtained a lap time of 1:11.540 on the Suzuka race track. In the real world, Vettel obtained a lap time of 1:30.833. [source Autoblog via GTPlanet]

Topics: red bull, concept

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

It seems like a never-ending battle between the 2017 Honda Civic Type R and the VW Golf GTI Clubsport S when it comes to owning the Nürburging record. This story...
by - April 25, 2017
Another day, another record. Is the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon the fastest car to date? According to some sources, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon had just beaten the Tesla...
by - April 24, 2017
Following in the footsteps of the McLaren 570S, 540C and 570GT is the newest addition to the McLaren Sports Series -- the roofless 570S Spider. McLaren 570S was rolled out...
by - April 24, 2017
The British automaker Lotus is noted for releasing low production, limited editions of its sports car lineage. Now the Hethel-based automobile manufacturer is back at it again with its latest...
by - April 24, 2017
Earlier this week, the revamped 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class was revealed ahead of the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. As expected, Mercedes Benz’s flagship model is now offered in several variants including...
by - April 24, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries