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


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

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  1. Rocker

    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.”

  2. Stew2000

    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?

  3. jasr73

    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…

  4. 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!

  5. Fisha695

    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.

  6. Steph290

    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!?

  7. ppith

    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).

    1. HugoStiglitz_420

      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!

    2. - 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!

  8. Dustyr

    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.

  9. F.G.

    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

    1. No_Me_Matez

      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.

    2. Wardez

      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?

    3. UnkaD013

      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.

    1. samuelesm

      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)

    2. Erik

      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!”

    3. FlareKR

      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.

    4. No_Me_Matez

      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.”

    1. Sticro

      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. :)

    1. FlareKR

      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.

    2. Rotard12a

      @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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