Red Bull’s fantasy X1 racer, one of the stars of the new Gran Turismo 5 Playstation 3 game, has been made into reality by a UK design team.
Industrial Design Consultancy (IDC) has produced this life-size model of the concept race car that was designed by Red Bull Racing’s technical boss Adrian Newey.
IDC made the car over the past six weeks in sections using data from GT5 developed Polyphony that were then CNC machined and seamlessly fitted together. The concept, designed without Newey’s normal constraints of strict F1 regulations, is 4.75 metres long and 2.2 metres wide.
As the model is a show car only, the game’s 1479bhp twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 powertrain does not feature. In the game the Red Bull is capable of 0-62mph in 1.4sec and 0-200mph in 6.1sec, while top speed is 280mph.
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