Gran Turismo 5’s Ultimate Car: Red Bull Project X1 Prototype (UPDATE: Screenshots)

September 16th, 2010 by Jordan Greer


A short teaser video to introduce the Red Bull / Polyphony Digital collaborative project, the X1 Prototype.

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  1. Sep. 23, 12:13pm

    Does anyone else think this looks a lot like the Caparo T1?

  2. Sep. 21, 2:07pm

    one million bhp.. 1.5million torque

  3. Sep. 20, 3:08pm

    Does anyone know the name of the song?

  4. Sep. 18, 3:30pm

    It seems like lately the teaser concept has gone from “quick look at” to ” .5 second look at” to ” .05 second look at a potentially interesting blur” and finally now we have “.05 second shaky-cam look at a blur in the dark of something that might be interesting.”

  5. Sep. 17, 4:16pm

    Turn up the brightness and contrast a bit and it’s clearly what would be a Caparo T2.
    So… Red Bull F1 Team backing Caparo?

  6. Sep. 17, 12:19pm

    This car is a complete mystery to me.

  7. Sep. 17, 9:21am

    what a concept, an f1 car with no design restrictions. sick.

  8. Sep. 17, 4:40am

    Awesome. That silhouette of it in front of the wind tunnel reminds of when Ripley discovers the Queen in Aliens. You can almost hear it breathing, waiting to strike…

  9. Sep. 17, 3:57am
    John Marine

    You got to be kidding me… that prototype looks INSANE! This proves again how much Gran Turismo transcends even gaming. Totally unreal this car is!

  10. Sep. 17, 3:50am

    I don’t see what’s so special about it, it looks like a standard open cockpit LMP car that’s missing a few pieces of body work.

  11. Sep. 17, 2:27am

    I love Red Bull and can’t wait to drive the X1!

  12. Sep. 17, 2:04am

    I didn’t rerfresh the page to notice 10 min behind -_-
    And here I was talking about epic fails.

    • Sep. 17, 2:24am


  13. Sep. 17, 1:44am

    The silhouette reminds me of the “Caparo T1”, also based on an F1 car, but an epic failure in its entirety. Could Red Bull and Kaz actually have perfected the concept!?

    • Sep. 17, 1:57am

      10 Minutes infront of you :p

    • Sep. 17, 12:03pm

      posted a link a while ago

  14. Sep. 17, 1:34am

    Caparo T1 anybody?

    • Sep. 17, 12:01pm

      that’s exactly the car I was thinking (posted a link a few comments back).

  15. Sep. 17, 1:09am

    The modern day successor of the late 60s-early 70s Can-Am monsters.

  16. Sep. 17, 1:06am

    Red Bull is definitely taking the fight to every team in F1 this year and this car’s blend of F1 and LMP technology really does make it seem like the ultimate prototype (the speed of F1 with the endurance of LMP).

  17. Sep. 16, 11:04pm

    that is one badass trailer/car

  18. Sep. 16, 10:47pm

    that thing is gonna be spammed online.

  19. Sep. 16, 10:35pm

    GT5 sure does “Gives You Wings”. (Drivers helmet) :lol:

  20. Sep. 16, 10:34pm
    – SZRT Ice –

    Umm, the update says “screen shots”… I don’t see them…

    • Sep. 16, 11:11pm

      me neither, what gives jordan? oh & thanks for posting all the news bro. this is by far the best gran turismo site ever, great work!

    • Sep. 17, 12:24am

      Sorry. I uploaded the pictures and changed the title but forget to insert the gallery.

    • Sep. 18, 9:33am
      – SZRT Ice –

      No problem man!, I’m just grateful for all the info and content that you give us! And the fact that you take time out to respond to the fans, man, I appreciate it. Thank God for people like you!

  21. Sep. 16, 9:32pm

    No intake above the driver could also mean that it’s has a dual intake setup or that the powerplant is not at the rear of the car.

    • Sep. 16, 9:35pm

      It’s based on an F1 car. Where do you think the engine’s going to be? At the front?

  22. Sep. 16, 9:20pm

    GT5 Isnt nuclear, its WARP SPEED !!!!!

  23. Sep. 16, 9:09pm

    Notice how there is no air inlet above the driver’s head, like in modern F1 cars. To me, this signifies some kind of air compression, probably turbocharging

  24. Sep. 16, 8:54pm

    Part F1, part Le Man’s prototype for straightened slipperiness id guess. I wonder what it will sound like?

    • Sep. 16, 9:05pm

      I’m thinking turbo-charged 3.0L V12, running at 24,000 rpm.

      I’m guessing it will sound absolutely colossal

    • Sep. 17, 1:01am

      Not just colossal…SUPER COLOSSAL!!!!!!


  25. Sep. 16, 8:51pm

    Jordan could you please get this up on the GTP YouTube channel?

  26. Sep. 16, 8:50pm

    I see Vettel’s face in the helmet.

  27. Sep. 16, 8:49pm


  28. Sep. 16, 8:41pm

    looks like a f1 car, mixed with a LMP car.. awesome…

  29. Sep. 16, 8:40pm
    ferhound psnid

    Great GT5 presented by Red Bull ™

    Talk about product placement huh?

    • Sep. 16, 9:41pm

      can you just go somewhere and rot? you NEVER have anything good to say about GT5.. even with so much awesome news pouring out. its getting old.

    • Sep. 17, 5:28am

      You realize that Red Bull’s currently the fastest Formula 1 car right? And the designer of this year’s continually evolving RB10 Red Bull F1 car [Adrian Newey] helped design this ‘X1’ concept right? And that you jump to conclusions about Red Bull simply being a drink company right?

      I mean, am I right?

    • Sep. 17, 1:09pm

      Actually, the Red Bull isn’t the fastest F1 car at the moment. It’s actually among the slowest in the field in terms of top speed. HOWEVER, the genius behind its design rests in the chasis and aerodynamics, resulting in the quickest car around a circuit.

  30. Sep. 16, 8:38pm

    It’s getting stuck at “connecting to server” for unnecessarily long periodds of time >.>

    • Sep. 16, 8:40pm

      Nevermind, works now.

    • Sep. 16, 8:53pm

      It stopped working again!!! :@

  31. Sep. 16, 8:37pm


  32. Sep. 16, 8:35pm

    nvm now it is lol

  33. Sep. 16, 8:35pm

    vidoe not working?

  34. Sep. 16, 8:35pm

    Great!! A racing work of art.

  35. Sep. 16, 8:35pm


  36. Sep. 16, 8:34pm

    Same video from earlier except better quality? Can’t see it on my phone :(

  37. Sep. 16, 8:34pm

    GT5 is BRILLIANT!!!!!

  38. Sep. 16, 8:34pm

    Wow could this beat the awesome-ness of the veyron??

    • Sep. 16, 8:49pm

      but it wouldn’t be a production car the significance of the Veyron is that it is a road legal production car. However, it is not the fastest in the world anymore for sometime (excluding the Veyron Supersport)

    • Sep. 17, 12:44am

      The Vayron Supersport is the fastest production car in the world. Why did you exclude it, that makes no sense?

    • Sep. 17, 3:23am

      The Veyron is fast but it’s also pretty heavy, I bet this X1 car has better cornering. But also, this video is sort of “we have a prototype, but we won’t show it to you”, but it could also be “damn, TGS is already here and we haven’t even started to finish the bodywork of the X1, what do we do? I know! Let’s not actually show the car other than in very subtle close up views!”

    • Sep. 17, 4:14am
      Mr Frappy

      The SSC Ultimate Aero II is already waiting to take the speed crown again.

    • Sep. 17, 9:29am

      Lets hope its not a drag car like the last failure.

    • Sep. 17, 3:55pm

      The SSC looks like something no one will still care about. We still have people saying the Bugatti (45% of the population) or Enzo (the rest of the idiots) is the fastest car in the world.
      The SSC doesn’t have the technical supuriorty of the Veyron, nor does any car. Leather seats, air conditioning, kick-ass sound system, awesome looks, and insane acceleration. The SSC might as well have the interior of a Toyota Supra.
      I have seen both cars with my own two eyes, touched them both, even seen them both at the same time (Bullrun Miami). Everyone was looking at the Veyron, no one gave a s*** about the car with the stolen name, people thought it was a Saleen or kit car.
      The Bugatti Veyron will remain as the best car for the early 21st century.

    • Sep. 17, 10:19pm

      well said FlareKR.. well said. screw the SSC, I dont care if they are coming out with an Ultimate Aero II. nobody cares. the Bugatti Veyron is still king, in both accelration and top speed. its really quite pathetic that the minute the Veyron SS came out SSC said “OH TIME TO ‘OUTSHINE’ THEM AGAIN LOL.”

  39. Sep. 16, 8:34pm

    Can’t wait to drive it.

    • Sep. 21, 4:32am

      I think thats the car in the end of the release date trailer! And Vettel is saying: Easily reaching about 400km/h on straitaway. Which we see here in this trailer. :)

  40. Sep. 16, 8:34pm
    – GT Satisfied –


    • Sep. 16, 8:34pm

      Fail first post

    • Sep. 16, 8:35pm
      – SZRT Ice –

      GT is Atomic.

    • Sep. 16, 8:42pm
      ferhound psnid

      Its part Le mans car-F1 car.

    • Sep. 16, 8:50pm

      its a mutant

    • Sep. 16, 9:10pm
      – SZRT Ice –

      The music sounds like the boss battle to the end of an old school “Mario”, or “Sonic” game! >D

    • Sep. 17, 3:48pm

      So that explains the wind tunnel at the end of GT PSP, and that…thing, whatever it is that Kaz is next to that we saw being closed in the Soul on Display trailer.

    • Sep. 17, 4:23pm

      @SZRT Haha, I thought it sounded like a remix of the level select screen in Star Fox 64

      @FlareKR Autoclave, used in the process of making carbon fiber parts.

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