Have you ever imagined a car that defied any form of technical rules? A car that, if seriously made, would annihilate any other four-wheeled vehicle on the planet?

For one reason or another, the real world isn’t ready for such a car. But in the world of Gran Turismo 5 where anything and everything is possible, you just might find that unicorn of a car that only resides in your dreams.

This is the Red Bull X1 Prototype, the brainchild of legendary race car designer Adrian Newey. Looking like a crossbreed between a Formula One car and an LMP1 racer, the X1 Prototype is powered by a gas turbine that produces a staggering 1,483 horsepower and 527 lb/ft of torque. Wrap your heads around those numbers for a second.


Just to illustrate how unbelievable the X1 Prototype is, Red Bull F1 driver Sebastian Vettel gave it a simulated run around the Suzuka race circuit and the super beast of a car clocked in a time of 1:11.540, over 20 seconds faster than Vettel’s time on board a Red Bull F1 race car during the 2009 Japanese GP.

20 seconds faster than a Formula One race car. 20 seconds.

This is the Red Bull X1 Prototype, folks. And as much as we’d like to see this car come to life, we’re afraid that we’re all not ready for it so it’s probably for the best that we can only get our hands on it in GT5.


Source: GT Planet

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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  (383) posted on 06.1.2011

Exotic? You mean, artistic? Just kidding. I am trying to appreciate all kind of awful designs. Maybe in the future, Abstracts or animal inspired design will become the hottest trend in all car’s exteriors. Let’s see.

  (745) posted on 10.22.2010

It is indeed an exotic design. I don’t like it that much.

  (206) posted on 10.19.2010

Looks like a Caparo T1

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