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Gran Turismo Project X1 Car Revealed

Rules? Pff ....

What if you could create the ultimate racing car, a vehicle unbounded by rules or legal racing conventions? Literally the fastest car possible. It was a question Gran Turismo’s Polphony Digital asked, and one Red Bull dutifully answered.

“If you built the fastest racing car on land, one that throws aside all rules and regulations, what would that car look like, how would it perform and how would it feel to drive?”

The result: The X1 Prototype. From the press release:

“Red Bull’s aerodynamics expert, Adrian Newey, performed the role of technical advisor on the X1 Prototype project. Adrian is renowned in the motorsports world for designing championship winning cars. Throughout the X1 design process by Polyphony, Adrian contributed his vast experience, as well as a pure, child-like technical curiosity. As a result, the completed X1 Prototype became an extreme car, having a unique form and mechanism unlike any other racing car in history.”

Source: Press release

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26 Comments
  1. tonyyeb
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    Looks like a cross between an F1 car and Le Mans car…

    Comment posted on 22/09/2010 at 16:06.
    • BalramRules
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      naah, itz just epic though, u must admit!

      Comment posted on 24/09/2010 at 20:01.
  2. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    i’ll give an opinion when i get a good view of the car.

    wouldn’t it be funny if it ended up like the car homer designed on the simpsons. :)

    Comment posted on 22/09/2010 at 16:10.
    • Ross
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      yer, the car for the average gamer.

      Comment posted on 22/09/2010 at 16:11.
    • Grey_Ghost13
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Yeah agree, you couldn’t really appreciate it from that video, but what an opportunity for Adrian Newey, I bet he enjoyed his time designing this car.

      Comment posted on 23/09/2010 at 18:46.
  3. simplebob
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    Does it fly?

    Comment posted on 22/09/2010 at 16:12.
    • 3shirts
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      If you turn all the front downforce off and upp the rear loads, then crank up the gear ratios and add all engine mods :)

      Comment posted on 22/09/2010 at 16:16.
    • DJ Judas
      Epic
      Since: Aug 2008

      will it blend?

      Comment posted on 22/09/2010 at 16:17.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        who cares, all i want to know is, is it a good idea to microwave it?

        Comment posted on 22/09/2010 at 16:42.
  4. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    Adrian Newey is a genius, I hope they make on in real life.

    Comment posted on 22/09/2010 at 16:12.
  5. 3shirts
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    All the racing/le mans etc cars are a bit dull to me. I much prefer the street cars. More character

    Comment posted on 22/09/2010 at 16:14.
  6. Jumping Monks
    Legend
    Since: Jan 2009

    My only potential concern is just how impossibly difficult this car will be to obtain. Even so, looks good. Well ok, the description sounds good.

    Comment posted on 22/09/2010 at 16:18.
  7. Soild_Nat
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    Has it got a blown diffuser… and does the front wing flex under cornering? Oops sorry just finished reading the F1 review, must have got me comment boxes mixed up.

    Anyway nice to see a really fast car in the game we can unlock and use to blow everything else away for some easy money!

    Comment posted on 22/09/2010 at 16:21.
  8. theshockwave
    Member
    Since: Nov 2008

    Looks like a Caparo T1… from what we can see.

    Comment posted on 22/09/2010 at 16:21.
  9. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    is this real, or just inside GT? bit confused

    Comment posted on 22/09/2010 at 16:25.
    • JesseDeya
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      It’s really inside GT.

      PS: This news is so last week. Literally. http://www.gtplanet.net/gran-turismo-5s-ultimate-car-red-bull-project-x1-prototype-teaser/

      Comment posted on 22/09/2010 at 16:32.
    • Kovacs
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      Suggest you get all your gaming news from GTPlanet.

      Comment posted on 22/09/2010 at 17:51.
      • Deathbrin
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        Owned.

        Comment posted on 22/09/2010 at 20:19.
      • metamorph
        Member
        Since: Jun 2010

        To be honest, this was actually revealed during Sony’s TGS press briefing, as one of the GT5 trailers. I don’t know about other people, but I saw the briefing live on Sony’s Japan website. This is likely the first English language media release though, however.

        Comment posted on 23/09/2010 at 03:58.
      • JesseDeya
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        Perhaps you should too ;)

        Comment posted on 23/09/2010 at 12:12.
  10. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Good god. I wasn’t actually that far off when I mentioned the batmobile a day or two ago.

    Comment posted on 22/09/2010 at 17:27.
    • Deathbrin
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Wouldn’t a batmobile just be your average car around this?

      Comment posted on 22/09/2010 at 20:20.
      • bunimomike
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Yeh, but cornering with a grappling hook would be teh aces! :-p

        Comment posted on 23/09/2010 at 11:29.

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