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

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