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Sebastian Vettel takes the X 1 for at test drive in GT5 – Over 400Km/h

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Over the past couple of days the news of the Red Bull X1 super fan car has been making the rounds on the GT5 websites.

Basically it is a car that Adrian Newey (RBR Chief Engineer) and Kazunori Yamauchi have designed together that is entirely realistic and could be built today if it wasn’t for certain safety regulations which hold us back.

The Red Bull X1 Prototype is this virtual beast that has a theoretical top speed of 249mph which is 400.73 km/h.

So to test this out Sebastian Vettel sat down behind the screen and tested it out and blew away the theoretical top speed and any current lap times at the Nurburgring track.

He managed to get it to nudge 410 km/h on the front straight and 408 on the back straight before completing a lap in 1’04.853.

Now it’s no secret that I am not a big fan of GT5 but this video really appeals to me… I’m convinced I can beat him.

Oh and if you were thinking you have seen this car before then you are a true petrol head as the design is based on the Caparo T1


[Thanks to Luna and lans for the tips (and one other who I have unfortunately misplaced]

Last Updated: November 2, 2010


  1. Syth

    November 2, 2010 at 07:16

    Motherf&$#$r. We need F1 wihtout restrictions! (Being able to drop mines and shoot lasers will also be included of course)

    I also sent you a link to the Topspeed site where the story was on last week 🙂


  2. Gavin Mannion

    November 2, 2010 at 07:46

    Ah yes sorry for losing that one…

    I did check that link but it didn’t have this awesome video which pushed it over the edge for me.

    Thank you for submitting though, it did put it on the watch list for us


  3. lans

    November 2, 2010 at 08:38

    seriously gavin!
    rather don’t give me credit
    this is not funny
    im not amused!
    i see through your sick filth
    do not ever mention me and that thing in the same sentence!


  4. Gavin Mannion

    November 2, 2010 at 08:40

    Careful lans…

    You sent through a tip, if you don’t want credit for it then so be it.


  5. lans

    November 2, 2010 at 08:42

    i don’t need credit for gt5 its a labour of love and i don’t want my efforts to be sullied /dampened by someone itching ot prove a pointless point


  6. easy

    November 2, 2010 at 08:47

    holy crap… those corning speeds are ridiculous!
    there are only around 1000 people who are qualified to drive the cars. i doubt many of those drivers could physically withstand the lateral g-forces the x1 will produce.

    insane, but i still want one 😉


  7. Gavin Mannion

    November 2, 2010 at 08:49

    Yeah well unfortunately you can’t choose what people like :tongue:


  8. lans

    November 2, 2010 at 08:51

    8.5 gs on the first corner i heard, pretty insane!
    I wonder how long the tyres would last on the X1, since their encased to generate friction, i wonder if they’ll melt after a few laps :D!


  9. lans

    November 2, 2010 at 08:57

    ever heard of the term fronting,scrub?
    its like the geek leonard from big bang theory who studies football and tries to make friends at penny’s place and eventually gets found out!

    i am right! im not delusional or seeing things!


  10. Fox1

    November 2, 2010 at 09:03

    I’m sure Vettel would have popped the engine after a few more laps :tongue:


  11. Gavin Mannion

    November 2, 2010 at 09:26

    Try not to learn life lessons from low level comedies… as fantastic as they are they possibly aren’t the most educational shows :whistle:


  12. Syth

    November 2, 2010 at 10:04

    No problem, the video is actually what makes this story awesome.


  13. SpeedHunter

    November 2, 2010 at 11:31

    In real life your neck would have to be 3 times the size of your head to support those g-forces! Oh yes and you’ll have to wear special suits like jet pilots to prevent you from passing out under that load.

    Still awsome to create something if rules were kicked to the curb…


  14. Nick de Bruyne

    November 2, 2010 at 12:26

    They would seriously need to train fighter pilots to drive this thing if it really could corner like that. It looks unnatural :blink:


  15. lans

    November 2, 2010 at 23:30

    gt5 gone gold !!!! Printing disks as we speak
    So says Mr Gran turismo Kaz!



  16. lans

    November 2, 2010 at 23:32

    GT5 GONE GOLD!!!
    as we speak!!!!!!!!

    i see gt5 is fashionably late as always :D!


  17. Gavin Mannion

    November 2, 2010 at 23:36

    lans stop causing trouble. Your comment that I removed was not necessary and I am getting very tired of this now.

    Grow up or I will simply ban your IP.

    I was busy putting together a story on the link you provided.. it will be up in the morning


  18. lans

    November 2, 2010 at 23:51

    @ gavin im trying to say sorry.

    i will be banned gavin sooner or later it will happen whether i try or not.
    Since GT5 has gone gold there’s no point in me making your job suck. i will give you an early christmas present and not hassle you from today onwards.

    i was trying to apologize and finish lose ends before i leave so i dont feel the need to come back

    I realize that other forums are more suited for me and ive always wanted to create my own site anyways wish you all the best of luck.

    for real this time
    i wont bother you, i was just trying to leave gracefully


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