Red Bull X1: Vettel’s GT5 Gameplay Video, Screenshots

October 28th, 2010 by Jordan

Polyphony Digital has just updated their website with the a complete blowout feature on their collaborative project with Red Bull: the X1 Prototype. In addition to a complete list of specifications, they’ve also released a new video showing the first gameplay of the car with none other than Red Bull F1 driver Sebastian Vettel behind the wheel at the Nurburgring GP course. In the video, you’ll notice several different variations of Circuit de la Sarthe in the track selection screen, and watch out for a sneak peek at a rainy Suzuka in the screenshots below.

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  1. Nov. 1, 6:19am
    Ron Dennis

    Couldn’t have said it better myself (from CAR Magazine forum):

    carmobster says
    RE: Red Bull X1 supercar (2010): the full technical spec
    I have just designed a car that is 485 kg dry, has a twin turbo laser propelled 22.185 bhp, 900 cc, 3 cylinder engine which revs to 35.000 rpm. Is 33 seconds faster than Vettel around Suzuka…….yeah right! Oh puhlease Car magazine this is a virtual machine, and in dreams and Playstations this is o.k. but not on your website or magazine. Concept cars are o.k. because they give a manufacturers sneak preview in what is to come. But this is nonsens, this belons in PC Magazine or something not in yours. You guys need a reality check!”

  2. Oct. 29, 6:02am
    CT230R

    Imagine trying it without aids on o_O

    • Oct. 29, 6:17pm
      gtone339

      You’ll screw up a lot really. :)

    • Oct. 30, 2:03am
      gtone339

      Put it in the forums.

  3. Oct. 29, 1:52am
    Zenith

    A good friend of mine watched the lap for a good minute before he realized it was a videogame. Superb

    • Oct. 29, 8:52am
      Sgtwhitten

      so he realized 4 seconds from the end that it was a game? :P such a fast lap.

    • Oct. 29, 6:17pm
      gtone339

      I showed this to a friend of my and said that if it was real.

      My answer was “no”. :D

  4. Oct. 28, 8:04pm
    Vulcao

    Sorry if this is double post, but just now I noticed the HUD was different. Watch the video again and see for yourself.

  5. Oct. 28, 7:58pm
    Vulcao

    If you quickly pause the video when the track selection screen first appears, you’ll see to the left what is probably a snowy or rainy version of La Sarthe.

    • Oct. 29, 6:33am
      gtone339

      Icon representing a full moon, so it’s at night. :)

  6. Oct. 28, 6:40pm
    Tienchi

    That was just amazing, it’s like a Formula 1 that got sugar high.

  7. Oct. 28, 5:45pm
    JB Motorsports

    I think a lot of you are dropping the ball on what this car is…

    Yes, it is fictional – no question about it, but it’s far from Ridge Racer or some fake vehicle that PD simply created and threw into the game. They didn’t come up with a radical design and say… Let’s say it goes 300mph and can corner anything in the game.

    I don’t know what the total cost of this car is when you think about man hours it took to create it and Adrian Newey’s time, IMO is priceless especially given the title run he is currently in, but this is far from something drawn on a piece of notebook paper and given unrealistic figures and stats.

    I too don’t agree with fictional cars being created for this series…it simply isn’t what this game is about. Cars like the Nike concept that we’ve seen… Even the Gran Turismo open wheel series cars that were created (can’t remember the name) weren’t cars I was a fan of and hated that they were brought into the series.

    The X1 however, is MUCH, MUCH different. PD took the time to realistically create something for us. Everything they’ve done and from what I’ve read and seen makes me believe that they believe this car could really do the things they say it can and they have the math, research, paper work, simulation (I’m sure) to prove that this isn’t just some fictional thing that could never be brought to life. On top of that, the greatest car designer we’ve ever seen and possibly will ever see has his name all over the X1 – You couldn’t get me to believe that he would do this to create a fairytale, but an actual belief.

    In my eyes we should be honored to have such a machine in GT5 and shouldn’t be looked at as a fictional car, but we could be a simulation of one of the greatest automotive/engineering feats around and something we might be able to drive now…and in 10 years actually see it hit the track (or something very similar) and have some sort of understanding of what that was like before it ever became a reality.

    Maybe I’m alone on this one, but being able to drive Kaz and Newey’s dream is something I not only look forward to, but will really be something I’ll feel privileged to do when given the chance!

    • Oct. 28, 5:51pm
      JB Motorsports

      Sorry…That was horribly written and extremely wordy… I just can’t believe the criticism this car is taking and how in some way it dilutes the game and the series. We need to appreciate the opportunity that is being given to us and embrace this car for what it truly is and the time and effort that was put in to create it.

  8. Oct. 28, 5:41pm
    hank90

    Im sure Kazonuri is now trying to beat Vettel record

  9. Oct. 28, 5:33pm
    alex

    what next thrust SST the land speed record car….(PD dint get any ideas im just kidding….just release the game…)

  10. Oct. 28, 4:48pm
    demonBlade

    Give me a Radical SR3 Premium model over this every day of the week!

  11. Oct. 28, 3:41pm
    Sticro

    Read the Polyphony site!
    Witness for yourself the power of the X1 through the in-game “X1 Challenge”, the first driving lesson ever in Gran Turismo to be performed by a top professional driver.
    X1 CHALLANGE! (SPECIAL EVENT)

  12. Oct. 28, 3:30pm
    J. Hayden-Kart Racer

    I’m getting those shoes no joke! lol… this will be GT5’s new name: Gran Orgasmo 5

  13. Oct. 28, 3:30pm
    iRacer

    For all of you that can’t stop talking about how the game should come out on or near your birthday… NEWS FLASH –> NOBODY cares about your birthday!!!!! (Well, maybe you mom does, but that’s a different story) I’m sure Polyphony Digital couldn’t possibly care less… so go ahead and keep that to yourself. We all want GT5 to be out as soon as possible!

  14. Oct. 28, 3:25pm
    Torquehappens08

    Jordan, and everyone else, Please imediately check the 4th row of pictures, first picture has the biggest confirmation of something important, aparently at first we all thought original tracks,nurburgring and Le mans would be the only ones to sport day and night racing or weather, but if you look at the banner you clearly see “the checkered suzuka logo” the suzuka is hidden by the rain mist, as well as the small bridgestone tire barrier at the pit entrance. note the bill boards in the back ground “alpine and sony” as well as the pit area, More tracks confirmed with weather and night racing.

  15. Oct. 28, 2:01pm
    Hoodie1878

    We’re gonna need a bigger track!

    Nurb it is then.

    *rubs hands*

    • Oct. 28, 4:42pm
      pasigiri

      woah ho!!!! You aint kiddin.

  16. Oct. 28, 1:53pm
    TaurusSHO

    Did anyone notice that its not a gas turbine like stated earlier. if you look at the stats on Polyphony site its actully a 3.0L Twin Turbo Direct Injected V6. which is backed up by the fact that the lap at the end it sounds like an F1 car at the end not like a turbine. Also I think its not a CVT in the lap at the end it sounds like its shifting and on the onboard shots look at the tack and gear selector display.

  17. Oct. 28, 1:33pm
    Circuit*star

    I think driver should used Aircraft Oxygen Mask while driving this thing. I mean look at the Gs forces that it will produce and those tires look like they grip to much for reality. I demand a real version of this vehicle. It is Insane fast, i know driver can pass out taking corner at that speed. I know that when i get to drive this when gt5 comes out i am going to used my own O2 mask/helmet =).

  18. Oct. 28, 1:26pm
    ferhound psnid

    Ok, now I should wait for the 18 mega pixel of these, right?

  19. Oct. 28, 1:25pm
    Phoax

    You would probably need a pressure suit or something to drive this. It looks like it pulls a lot of Gs on the turns.

  20. Oct. 28, 1:21pm
    - SZRT_Ice -

    Putting aside the G’s on the driver… I wonder if they factored in a “stress test” to see if the car would hold together through those turns… I’d imagine after about 5 laps of those G forces, that cat would likely come apart…

  21. Oct. 28, 12:40pm
    pasigiri

    It’s SO fast it’ll be hard to keep up with.

  22. Oct. 28, 12:35pm
    the nothing

    Loved the presentation for this vehicle.

  23. Oct. 28, 11:18am
    GMW

    The best sound is at 4:04-4:06 as it accelerates from a slower speed. Sounds good!

  24. Oct. 28, 10:58am
    grog

    I wonder if the X1 will blow other cars off the track as it passes like the chapperal did? Apparently the fan in the back creates a whirl wind which can unsettle the aero of cars being passed.

  25. Oct. 28, 10:53am
    Dunavantj

    I thought it had a cvt?????

  26. Oct. 28, 10:53am
    n0ne

    Sugar Free baby.

  27. Oct. 28, 10:52am
    Enciah

    What is the interest of these cars??
    To drive Ridge racer’s cars, we can buy the game, it was released…4 years ago

    I’m tired of all this pointless stuff (to PD and Sony)

    • Oct. 28, 12:45pm
      Magic Ayrton

      LOL, one day in my next lifetime this game will be released… so much has happened in my life since the start of GT5.. I’m almost a completely different person. Patience is fading fast :(

    • Oct. 28, 1:05pm
      R1600Turbo

      Nobody is forcing you to buy the game.

    • Oct. 28, 5:02pm
      chump

      how is designing a concept car pointless if it is based on one of the best real world physics engine? yes, the nike one was pointless but the x1 pushes the envelope of what is possible with current technology and could possibly inspire changes to outdated rules and regulations.

  28. Oct. 28, 10:44am
    dimbo01

    Not much wings IMO. A F1 car has much more wing. Both front and rear wings have a greater surface and have complex curves and slots to optimize downforce/drag generation (in comparison).
    The diffuser is huge though ;-), but the wings don’t seem to be cutting edge/state of the art -ish.
    The suction cup underneath is cool. I’ll bed it has little skirts too to get a greater underpressure.

    • Oct. 28, 1:33pm
      (G)

      Unrestricted diffusers and ground effects are far more effective than wings; more downforce for less drag.

  29. Oct. 28, 10:24am
    Honchie

    An unrealistic car for a game with a currently unknown release date, go figure.

    • Oct. 28, 10:43am
      occasionalracer

      So your saying the game will be so epic, it’ll be unrealistic in terms of video game possibility. Exactly point on.

  30. Oct. 28, 10:17am
    jacoja06

    If I drove this thing for real, my neck would snap clean in half during the first turn. Those cornering speeds are immense.

  31. Oct. 28, 10:07am
    maxpontiac

    I can’t wait to drive that.

  32. Oct. 28, 9:45am
    peacemon

    Problem is, in reality this car can’t be driven by a human sitting inside. It would have to be a computer or a remote control. The lateral acceleration would squash the driver in every corner, making it quite impossible to maintain control. Most probably he would become unconscious, with unfavourable outcome. Even if he’d be so lucky as to complete one lap, he’d probably be devastated and might need to be driven to the hospital.
    The human body has limits and so there’s very good reason for F1 cars to be heavily restricted.

    • Oct. 28, 10:20am
      Bernd

      A top-speed over 400km/h can be very exhausting. I remember a comment from Team Sauber at 1989 LeMans, where the C9 ran 408 km/h. Both, driver and team didn’t feel very comfortable with that, they said afterwards

    • Oct. 28, 10:40am
      occasionalracer

      Ya the leap from 300 to 400km/h is massive, the track will start feeling very narrow real quick and your undershirt will start feeling very wet.

    • Oct. 28, 12:40pm
      pasigiri

      Actually a human driving this would be just fine provided he/she didn’t crash. Fighter pilots take WAY more g-forces and punishment than this thing can dish out. Pulling 7+ g’s in a fighter jet is a regular occurrence and this thing, impressive as it is, can’t touch a fighter jet.

    • Oct. 28, 2:29pm
      RACECAR

      I think a Human would do just fine since twice as much is sustained flying a fighter jet. If anything, you’re looking at a land based jet aircraft in terms of Gs.

    • Oct. 28, 6:58pm
      peacemon

      Are fighter pilots also subject to extreme sideways G? I thought it was “only” up and down Gs.
      An important difference however is that in the air you have more room for correction. In this car, don’t be 150% there for one tenth of a second, and you’re dead.

  33. Oct. 28, 9:14am
    AGNT009

    Does it come in black? – Bruce Wayne

    • Oct. 29, 12:20pm
      JeanR

      Yes, sir. In the video you can se the car in a carbon-fiber black model in the wind tunnel. – Lucius Fox

      (100% game car prize, anyone?)

  34. Oct. 28, 9:14am
    Foxiol

    Look at gran-turismo.com UK (the only one that has that) and you´ll see all specifications…it´s a V6 twin turbo like a guy said in other comment…

  35. Oct. 28, 9:10am
    GTP_Davey07-O37

    I’m speechless……….This game is going to be the best racing game ever on any console in any era(IMHO)….Watching that video and the expression on Vettel’s face..brilliant. We’re in for a gargantuan treat…soon…;-)))…

  36. Oct. 28, 9:07am
    Dale

    I had a hard time trying to figure out if the end was real or Gran Turismo 5.

  37. Oct. 28, 9:04am
    Antan

    WOW!………….

  38. Oct. 28, 9:01am
    Persojet

    Turbo in turbine???
    and didn’t the specs say that gear box was continuously variable not six-speed manual?

    • Oct. 28, 9:04am
      Persojet

      Still otherwise it looks awesome! can’t wait :)

  39. Oct. 28, 9:01am
    GTP_Davey07-O37

    I’m speechless……….This game is going to be the best ever on any console in any era…Watching that video and the expression on Vettel’s face..brilliant. We’re in for a gargantuan treat…soon…;-)))…

  40. Oct. 28, 8:44am
    Paulo

    I felt like I was watching the replay in 2X speed!! It corners like an arcade racer, almost looks cartoonishly fast through the corners, unbelievable.

  41. Oct. 28, 8:36am
    G

    Vettel is a beast look at him go… plus the X1 seems like it could out turn a fly… the styling is a bit iffy for my taste. but I guess its all about function not looks

  42. Oct. 28, 8:14am
    Sticro

    OOOMMMGGG
    INSANELY FAST!
    Im just shakeing…

  43. Oct. 28, 8:11am
    Sam__NY

    At 1:14 exactly, Lemans at night option.

  44. Oct. 28, 8:02am
    Jope

    Looked like a slot car going round the Nürburgring. Trying to race this in the game will be the ultimate bumpfest.

  45. Oct. 28, 7:56am
    Zuel

    MY HEART IS POUNDING THE CAR IS UNBALIVABLY BEATIFUL!!! The lines are amazing and clean; every part of the car flows together which is outstanding. This fan car is fast very fast: I can’t wait to drive it. The speed this car can travel around the track it out of this world. Being able to brake, turn, and accelerate with out even going under 100 kph for a short moment is mind blowing for the body. Your body will be under heavy G’s for around 5 seconds up to the area of 6 g’s pending on track. I CAN’T WAIT!!!!

    • Oct. 28, 10:56am
      occasionalracer

      Fortunetly we’ll be experiencing 0.0 g’s. I really don’t see this car becoming reality in the future, it would cost several ten’s of millions, to get this thing built and handle in that fashion. Maybe if they work on it slowly over the next 5 years, like have a couple of hours a week for the engineers within RBR to ponder ways to build this it may be done in a cost effective fashion. I just wonder how much PD could be involved in the actual engineering.

  46. Oct. 28, 7:38am
    Mike

    Now we had 2 pages news since the delay. But still no release date from Sony….

  47. Oct. 28, 7:38am
    ott256

    When the game is released, I hope some guys will post Nordscleife hot laps to Youtube driving this car.

  48. Oct. 28, 7:25am
    competizione

    is it new the nurburgring gp/d

  49. Oct. 28, 7:17am
    Gejost

    Ridiculous fast, doesn’t even look fun.

  50. Oct. 28, 7:12am
    nunocardoso

    i guy driving that thing in real life would be killed on the corners

  51. Oct. 28, 6:40am
    Stune

    This is crazy fast. 1.04 vs 1.28 f1 cars can get.

    Allways good to see a real race driver do a good lap in a game. Must be doing something right.

    • Oct. 28, 6:59am
      Magic Ayrton

      Totally agree friend.

    • Oct. 28, 8:26am
      Razor

      Stune > I can bet that I will make better lap time with this car on this track than the one that is posted on video. ;)

    • Oct. 28, 5:10pm
      Stune

      Oh yes, im sure you wont be the only one :p

  52. Oct. 28, 6:32am
    BDawg

    Why go with Vettel for your promos when you could use the 2010 F1 world champion Mark Webber…?

    • Oct. 28, 6:52am
      Frason

      Since when did Webber become WC?

    • Oct. 28, 6:59am
      Magic Ayrton

      Webber will have to stop dumping cars on wet kerbs if he wants to stand a chance!!

    • Oct. 28, 7:36am
      BDawg

      Its wishful thinking, and Im hoping he does it because Im flying to Abu Dhabi in 2 weeks for the last race of the season!

    • Oct. 28, 8:00am
      GTbyPlaystation

      I’m rooting for Mark Webber to win this year. He really needs to focus and hammer down these next two races…

    • Oct. 28, 8:31am
      GTracerRens

      Vettel had to win last race.. I do not really care about who will win the 2010 F1 Championship. Vettel, Webber or Hamilton, all great! ;)

    • Oct. 28, 12:05pm
      HugoStiglitz_420

      As long as the overated piece of crap Alonso doesn’t win I’ll be happy. I’m rooting for Hamilton & Vettel though

    • Oct. 28, 2:04pm
      monton1999

      Then I’m afraid you won’t be happy…

    • Oct. 28, 2:44pm
      EiFFeL

      Hahahah overrated ALonso? Alonso is no doubt the best driver in the grid… He is as fast as Hamilton and Vettel and much safer and regular than them… If he drove Red Bull instead of Ferrari he would be champions 3 races ago or so…

    • Oct. 29, 4:56pm
      BWX

      ” overated piece of crap Alonso” LOFL!! I’m not some Alonso fan.. I couldn’t really care less, but anyone with eyes and a brain that watched the last F1 race could clearly see Alonso showing his complete dominance over the entire field. He’s on it lately and I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see him win WC this year. Duh, look where he is right now.

  53. Oct. 28, 6:26am
    competizione

    it is quit strange that the top speed is 398 km/h but it does 410 km/h in the video

    • Oct. 28, 1:30pm
      Mr_Hansen

      If you read the X1’s specifications at http://www.gran-turismo.com, you will see that it’s top speed is min. 450 km/h (I know it has chanced from 398)…

  54. Oct. 28, 6:25am
    GTbyPlaystation

    HOLY F**K THIS THING IS FAST!
    It is soooo quick! And it handles like a go-kart!!!
    OMG I am soo pumped for this car in Gran Turismo 5.
    It’ll probably be a 100% completion unlock or cost over 5 million credits, easy.

  55. Oct. 28, 6:22am
    gNNY

    With the kind of money Red Bull has I wouldn’t be surprised to see this thing in real life sooner or later. I doubt that they would put this much effort into a car prototype just to see it in a game.

  56. Oct. 28, 6:22am
    GTP_Dessy

    I think its too fast and overall unrealistic. No driver would be able to sustain the g forces it would produce for more than a couple of laps.

    Fair enough it’s cool for the game but it kind of makes it a bit gimmicky in my honest opinion. I will wait until I get to drive it though before making any more assumptions.

    • Oct. 28, 10:12am
      Bernd

      German scientists have invented a liquid-filled G-suit called “Libelle” (Dragonfly) for fighter-pilots. Reports say pilots can sustain up to 15G with that suit easily

  57. Oct. 28, 6:21am
    Gulyo

    Idiot Vettel, I hate him …

    • Oct. 28, 6:57am
      Magic Ayrton

      I’m not a great fan of his driving (sometimes) but he is very young and I like him, him and Hamilton are nice guys I think.

    • Oct. 28, 10:35am
      occasionalracer

      Why? He couldn’t have been a better driver for RBR, pushing the car as hard as Webber. I really wanted to see him get the WC title, but it seems not. He will be a dominant force in F1 for many years to come so you better get used to him. I hope to see Webber be WC as he’s deserved it many times over, he’s a great guy and has done it all.

  58. Oct. 28, 6:11am
    The_Rpg_Moogle

    Look good at 2:28

    HOOD VIEW!!!!

    Look at the bottom of the screen you’ll see bits of the front of the X1,

    So that too is confirmed,

    Now, where’s my release date:P

  59. Oct. 28, 6:09am
    Heymoa

    The fan they are talking about isn’t the engine its to create down-force like the The Chaparral 2J did. The X1 has a V6 Twin Turbo (Direct Injection)
    Engine Displacement: 3000cc
    Maximum Output: 1106.0kw (1503.8ps) / 15000rpm *1483hp
    Maximum Torque: 714.1Nm (72.9kgf*m) / 12000rpm

    • Oct. 28, 8:34am
      Razor

      Heymoa> Where did you get that X1 has V6 twin turbo?

    • Oct. 28, 1:26pm
      Mr_Hansen

      @ Razor
      Read the X1’s specifications at http://www.gran-turismo.com.

  60. Oct. 28, 6:07am
    B

    Did anyone else catch the comment about this car being a ‘Pandora’s box’? That to me hints at other manufacturers getting involved and designing their own ‘unlimited’ racecars. Thoughts, anyone?

    • Oct. 28, 10:06am
      Bernd

      Maybe some other teams now want to show, that they are able to build something that can rival the X1

  61. Oct. 28, 6:02am
    Gran_Turismo

    I’m NOt watching the video, so I won’t Spoil myself. Waiting for this game is easy for me since I don’t have a PS3 or TV to play it on, yet. I’ll probably get the game before any of those, though.

    • Oct. 28, 6:21am
      Gran_Turismo

      Ok. I admit it. I watched only the last part of the video where Vettel did a lap and I’m blown away how that thing looks when eating right through those corners. If PD were to make a Speed Racer game, theres no doubt this is what it would look like, but with a lot more color and wacky track designs. I don’t know why people are complaining about the sound. Sure it might not sound original, but the quality of it sounds excellent to me. Maybe it will change in the release version. I would prefer it to sound like a roaring storm, rather than a screaming banshee, though.

    • Oct. 29, 3:06am
      GeminiOne

      And I thought I was the only one who didn’t have a PS3 or HDTV for GT5. (Unsure of your situation though)

      Done the research and got a savings account on standby.

      My theory is that Sony will have [North America] some GT5 skin/3.50firmware HDTV Bundle deal when this thing Finally comes out.

  62. Oct. 28, 5:46am
    flimone

    maybe in real life too many g’s?

  63. Oct. 28, 5:40am
    grbmrdj

    Wow, it’s so fast I didn’t actually believe it. Only the reputation of the GT series makes me believe that this car might be possible. Unfortunately, we’ll never actually see it in real life. The driver would crap himself at the first corner, and the G forces will make him 2 feet tall after the first lap.

  64. Oct. 28, 5:40am
    Razor

    410km/h on the main straight!! 100km/h more than F1 car. Unreal…and the way it goes into corners, seems like it is not possible…are physics calculations correct.The guy inside such car would feel probably more than 10G.

    # Engine: gas turbine, 1483bhp @ 15,000RPM, 527lb ft @ 12,000RPM
    # Transmission: continuously variable, rear-wheel drive
    # Top Speed: 249mph
    # Weight: 545kg
    # Length/Width/Height: 4750/2180/980mm

    • Oct. 28, 5:46am
      Madmurdock

      Yeah. Physics is accurate. Due to the closed wheel design and turbine it creates vacuum suction on the wheels, creating downforce. Apparently the downforce it creates is roughly the same weight as a Range Rover road car. Which weighs over 2 tons. That’s why the cornering speeds are so high.

    • Oct. 28, 5:51am
      Razor

      Madmurdock> Yeah, I understand about sucking effect, but I guess on the slow corners such effect would be minimal…then again, with 500+kgs of weight it is light, very light.

    • Oct. 28, 6:05am
      neema_t

      Razor, with normal aerodynamic downforce you have to be moving at a certain speed for the effect to work, so for slow corners you’d lose all the downforce and therefore not be able to turn as effectively or as aggressively as you could on a higher speed corner, but with the sucking effect it works at all speeds and creates no drag, and with 2 tons of downforce but none of the inertia it can corner like it’s on rails.

      Also, did anyone see the G-meter at 2.27? Waaaaaay off the scale!

    • Oct. 28, 8:51am
      Madmurdock

      A prominent member on AVF (DeanE, thanks) has done some calculations for the maximum G the driver will experience and it comes out at 8.25G in the corners.

      Razor the suction works at all speeds, hence the cornering speeds so high even at what you’d expect to be low downforce speeds. Thanks neema_t.

  65. Oct. 28, 5:39am
    An1mal_69

    All we need is some Arab prince, or Chinese billionaire to get inspired and develop a series :o) must be more entertaining than the A1-GP

  66. Oct. 28, 5:39am
    emponator

    I suspect that the sounds were edited onto the film from some other car. This was supposed to have variable gear ratios, so there should be no gear change sounds in the vid.

    • Oct. 28, 6:07am
      Spaghettimonster

      no. nooo. dont tell me they ran the f2007 and then pitched it up!? how cheap would that be…

    • Oct. 28, 10:29pm
      Tompie913

      Listen to when Vettel is driving. You can hear that there are no gearshifts. The sounds on the replay were definitely added on.

  67. Oct. 28, 5:39am
    Mr_Hansen

    To those of you saying that a gasturbine engine shouldn’t sound like this, try to read the specs. on gran-turismo.com.
    It says that it is in fact a V6 Twin Turbo (Direct Injection). I don’t know why that has been chanced, but the topspeed is min. 450 km/h now against the previous min. 400 too…

    • Oct. 28, 6:06am
      Spaghettimonster

      i am pretty sure i will run this thing on automatic most of the time. the speed of the shifts – especially downshifts – is ridiculous.

  68. Oct. 28, 5:38am
    Madmurdock

    Looks awesome. Has incredible cornering speeds. Sound of a a normal F1 car just doesn’t fit though.

    Looks impressive non the less.

  69. Oct. 28, 5:37am
    Alaa1982

    Not to the bring the car down or anything but to exist in the GT does not mean it’s real.
    If there isn’t one in the real world it’s not the fastest in the world.

    • Oct. 28, 2:43pm
      RACECAR

      Keep in mind though that it has been made not with purely arcade elements, but using real racing know how which includes technologies that have been banned. Remember, its a car thats made without any rulebook in mind and given the right circumstances, it can exist.

    • Oct. 28, 9:54pm
      Alaa1982

      Yeah, I just wish they would make one for real.
      Oh well I can always imagine it’s the Caparo T1.

  70. Oct. 28, 5:24am
    barracocco

    simply awesome! I believe (hope) they are about to announce the definitive launch date.

  71. Oct. 28, 5:19am
    Woggster

    Holy crap that thing is too quick! Also, i thought it had 1 continuous/variable gear?

  72. Oct. 28, 5:13am
    Sean S

    I’m going to be able to buy this car with my starting 10000 credits am I?

    • Oct. 28, 5:34am
      momoniu

      I think it will be a reward car, not available to purchase

  73. Oct. 28, 5:11am
    Bernd

    I noticed a possibility to choice cloudy or sunny weather at LeMans

  74. Oct. 28, 5:08am
    Palleraa

    Is that gearchanges I hear? Now I’m confused.

    • Oct. 28, 6:04am
      Spaghettimonster

      yeah, they changed the engine and gearbox from the original announcement, i think. :/

  75. Oct. 28, 5:07am
    Moonman79

    Holy s**t that’s immense !!!!!

    But if this “THING” was real, what kind of tyers would be able to take that punishment?

  76. Oct. 28, 5:06am
    Mubble

    Grrr! Damn generic Gran turismo engine noise. It seems like they use 90% the same sound file data and just tweak the last 10% to make each car slightly different – here, they’ve just upped the pitch. This just sounds like the Ferrari F1 from Prologue. Why? It’s a gas turbine engine. It shouldn’t sound anything like any other car.

    • Oct. 28, 5:39am
      gtone339

      Probably they have no idea what the PROTOTYPE sounds like really.

    • Oct. 28, 5:53am
      Spaghettimonster

      yeah, but at least a gas turbine should sound different than a combustion engine, no?

    • Oct. 28, 5:58am
      GTracerRens

      They’d better record the sound of a vacuum cleaner…

    • Oct. 28, 10:26am
      FDM73

      A Gasturbine sounds very different, it should sound more like a fighterplane.

    • Oct. 28, 11:59am
      R1600Turbo

      What I noticed is that the car sounds different from when they are interviewing him, to when they showed the replay. It does sound like a gas turbine at first, then in the replay sounds like an F1 car with a bit lower tone.

    • Oct. 28, 12:26pm
      rydeen
    • Oct. 28, 2:46pm
      RACECAR

      Its essentially the F2007 sound from GT5P, probably a place holder. I doubt thats what they’ll put in the final game for a Gasturbine engine.

  77. Oct. 28, 5:06am
    Buddy

    Looks good, sounds bad..

    • Oct. 28, 5:57am
      GTracerRens

      Agree with you, It’s just the sound of the F2007… :S Of course, they couldn’t record a real sound because the car doesn’t exist (yet), but they could have done a bit more with the sound. It looks a bit fake to my opinion, don’t believe the car will be this fast in reallife. Still looks great and can’t wait to drive this thing!

    • Oct. 28, 11:22am
      NoonenF1

      It could be this fast in real-life, although I bet our tire technology isn’t quite there yet, the slip angles aren’t strong enough yet for a car that is capable of pulling more than 5Gs in corners.

    • Oct. 28, 7:21pm
      hossdeluxe

      ^^NoonenF1
      Um… F1 cars can pull 7 to 8gs. acceleration about 2 to 3 gs. This can was going more like 10 to 14gs. That’s why i think this won’t be built because humans can’t withstand that much laterally g-force. It may look unrealistic but that’s because it’s never been done before.

  78. Oct. 28, 5:05am
    VeyronGlen

    Wow! I can’t put into words how amazing that looks on the track! The first Suzuka pic looks so realistic, I actually thought it was real but then realised that this isn’t a real car! Can’t wait to drive it!

  79. Oct. 28, 5:04am
    MarkGT5

    This thing is faaaaaaaaaaast!!

    I guess F1 will look like this within 10 years?

    (Jordan i can’t use the gtplanet website on my computer at home..why is that? )

    • Oct. 28, 5:22am
      wakenabeb

      Doubt it. Circuits have to be re-modified to accommodate those speeds for safety

    • Oct. 28, 5:52am
      Spaghettimonster

      thing is, f1 was going in this direction a long time ago. regulations have held it back. thats why this project is unique.

    • Oct. 28, 10:23pm
      Tompie913

      Well the whole basis of F1 is open-wheeled, open-cockpit racing. I don’t think the FIA rules allow closed wheels/cockpit.

  80. Oct. 28, 4:56am
    marcus

    I didn’t think it had any gears? Just one long gear like in the GT by Citroen.

    • Oct. 28, 5:26am
      Mosh

      I think this is not an electric car.
      An electric car doesn’t have the need to have any gear.

    • Oct. 28, 5:51am
      Spaghettimonster

      its got a cvt. somebody explained it to me like a bike shifter. only difference is, you dont have cog wheels, but rather cones with a variable radius. so to speak a bike with indefinite gears. ;-)

      the guy i was talking to also said that its practically impossible with an engine that powerful. :))

    • Oct. 28, 7:52am
      Zuel

      The first car that came with that type of trans was a Satern. Can’t remember the model though; it’s used now in the Nissan Maxama and other cars.

    • Oct. 28, 8:59am
      Foxiol

      Gt by Citroen has a V8 engine …so in the game we will see this with gears for sure…i mean both…prototype GT by Citroen and the GT for race…
      watch in you tube videos when it shows in Paris streets :P

    • Oct. 28, 1:32pm
      (G)

      It is pretty much impossible. A CVT mated to a high-revving gas turbine putting out that much power (basically a helicopter engine) would be very large and heavy and prone to breaking from the torque generated (chain or belt slip), or smaller and even more fragile.

      There’s a lot of strange design decisions made with this car, to the point where I think it could be bested by a design with a different approach – as opposed to seemingly F1 based, LMP based.

      Still looks sweet… would be awesome if a couple of other teams get in on the act and show us what an extreme ‘what if’, group 7/can-am style car with modern engineering would look like.

    • Oct. 28, 3:33pm
      Missed_the_Apex

      If they can put a clutch the size of your fist into an F1 car that can handle just shy of 1000hp then I think somebody could come up with a CVT to put into that car. It would cost an arm and a leg, and be made of crazy exotic metals, but it could probably still be done.

  81. Oct. 28, 4:55am
    Garto

    Umm, so like.. it runs on Red Bull Energy Drink? :)

    • Oct. 28, 5:29am
      Alaa1982

      It gives you wings.

    • Oct. 28, 7:11am
      snaketus

      So that’s not the fuel used.

    • Oct. 28, 8:58am
      Rotard12a

      To go that fast it probably runs on your soul. Take care, now…

    • Oct. 28, 12:18pm
      rydeen

      ^First i thought ur name was retard-_-

    • Oct. 28, 10:19pm
      Tompie913

      Turbine engines can run on just about anything flammable. Is Red Bull flammable?

  82. Oct. 28, 4:49am
    Themadcat001

    Of all that is gran turismo, Oh my does that look incredible.

    • Oct. 28, 12:31pm
      HugoStiglitz_420

      this is what seperates GT from all other sims. that and vastly superior driving physics.

    • Oct. 28, 1:26pm
      Themadcat001

      Yeah, Just like it’s been said, Gran Turismo lets you experience that “what if” with real physics, what if You had a 1985 Jag and gave it a supercharger. What would happen if you took the old GT40 and raced it against a beefed up Miata or other small roadster on a small course with no real time for top end, like autumn ring.

      I found a video earlier and I thought of Gran turismo, GT makes stuff like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Ms-EOA1kw&feature=related Possible, kinda makes me want to play GT4 Just to drive a Daihatsu midget around just thinking about stuff like that :) lol

      GT captures things no other racing sim can. This is why even with a later delay, I know I’ll be happy with GT5, The results are always pleasing; for years to come at that.

    • Oct. 28, 3:33pm
      jimbo

      GT driving physics are quite tame in comparison with PC sims like iRacing, but are unmatched on consoles.

    • Oct. 29, 3:11pm
      HugoStiglitz_420

      not in my opinion. The cars I’ve raced in iracing, lfs, rfactor, gt5p, and gtr feel much more realistic in gt5p than in the other games. PC sims have alot of other little details about the cars that make them more realistic but as far as the driving physics, gt5p or gt5 are the most accurate by far. GT5’s physics may seem tame but that’s because some of those PC sims are making the cars harder to drive than they really are. It’s like you’re using your controller to control a real car on ice. It doesn’t mimic real driving nearly as well as GT5 or GT5p. So in a sense, PC sims are more detailed but not more accurate to life

  83. Oct. 28, 4:47am
    Zmann42087

    They updated their website with all this, but no release date? Come on now…

    • Oct. 28, 9:18am
      BlackNinja

      I just need confirmation on any new F1 car included and this will make my day!

      Come on, at least the RedBull Racing F1 car!

    • Oct. 28, 11:19am
      ICEMANZIDANE

      This car is really very nice but it’s just too fast and it has incredible/awesome brakes and that makes the driving “unreal” and that is not the GT concept but 1 car with a unreal driving of +1000 cars is no problem

    • Oct. 28, 12:03pm
      HugoStiglitz_420

      the more they promote the X1, the stupider it will be if you need 100% completion to drive it. Not even 10% of the people who buy it will reach 100% so this is all a waste if that’s how you unlock it

    • Oct. 28, 1:22pm
      350GT

      @Zmann42087
      If there’s a release date confirmation, I’m 100% sure the title will say so.

    • Oct. 28, 3:26pm
      FlareKR

      @ HugoStiglitz_420
      I’m not wasting another summer to complete a Gran Turismo (I did it in ’07 for GT4). I started making revving noises by the time I went by to school, cutting corners, and drawing the ‘Ring and a bunch of cars on any paper I would get my hands on. Worst thing was, my mom ruined my memory card, bleached in the washer (long story). Fricken 7th grade!
      But that car is insanely scary, reminds of that Speed Racer episode when they had the car that killed everybody that drove it cause it was too damn fast. Speaking of, where’s the Mach 5 in GT5?

    • Oct. 29, 2:51am
      Dean

      You know that the PS3 has been hacked?.

      With that being said, they can’t just release the game with all these exploits going around.

      GT5 Will probably require Firmware 4.0 or even 5.0.

      It’s the security issue we are talking about.

    • Oct. 29, 5:41am
      jim

      “The problem arose when SCE mandated SDK 350 on all games releasing after after October, GT5 was about to go gold running on SDK 341, but it has been delayed by around a week so that they can update to SDK 350.”

      Lifted straight from a previous article. SDK 350 just means firmware update 3.50

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