The lights are on
While Gran Turismo 5 was in development, Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi approached Red Bull Racing's chief technical officer Adrian Newey to design a new car for the game. To make it interesting, this new car wouldn't be constrained by the regulations and other limitations that typically govern race cars. The result was the X2010, a vehicle that could hypothetically go from 0 to 193 KPH (about 120 MPH) in 2.8 seconds. As Newey points out, to actually build the vehicle would cost millions of dollars, so we'll have to settle for the shell pictured above and the in-game car.
If you're curious about how Red Bull approached the project, check out the video below. In addition to details straight from Newey, there's also plenty of footage of the shell being constructed, for all you CNC fabrication enthusiasts out there.
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Even though it would have no real purpose, as obviously no racing league would allow it, and its definitely not street legal, I wish they would build the car. 0 to 120 in 2.8 seconds is something I want to see from something other than a dragster, cause this car can actually take turns, haha.
Never thought the fastest car in the world would be designed by an energy drink. :p
No RBR knows their stuff when it comes to racing as they just won the F1 title last year.
Yea Newey. Best of the best right there. F1 2011 season coming up!
Adrian Newey is a genius. I have no doubt the actual car (if it was built) would be any different than what he designed it to be.
i thought your body blacks out if it accelerates that fast in that amount of time, also wouldn't your eyeeballs go up in your haed or something?
Wow, pretty cool. Would definitely love to see them try and actually create this vehicle. I know someone way too rich for their own good would buy it.