How fast could an F1-style car go if it wasn’t bound by the rules?
Red Bull design Adrian Newey has explored the idea by creating an imaginary car for “Gran Turismo 5”, which was released last year.
He talks about the project in the video below:
If we didn’t have regulations the opportunity exists to make a car that would be really quite obscenely fast quick around a lap. But it would be pretty uncomfortable to drive because the G-forces would be so high.
As seen the video a full-size but non-functioning model of the X2010 (previously called the X1) has been built. It was on show at the official “Gran Turismo 5” launch party in Madrid, and is likely to be displayed at future events elsewhere.
Red Bull say they don’t know how much it would cost to build the car but it theoretically could be done. The design obeys all physical laws.
However they added that with their engineers working full-time on the F1 project it could prove difficult to find someone to build it even if the money was available.
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Red Bull X2010 pictures
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