The Fastest Car On Earth (Theoretically)

October 28, 2010 by Aaron in Random

Gran Turismo has been teasing the Red Bull X1 for weeks now and has finally released the full specs and video of this virtual car today. Sebastian Vettel managed a 1’04.853 on the Nurburgring GP Course, compared to the lap record set by Michael Schumacher in 2004 with a time of 1’20.468. People have been toying with the idea of a no-regulation all out race car for years and there have been a couple attempts, most recently the Caparo T1, which shows some design similarities to the Red Bull X1. The biggest difference is of course “Fan Car” technology where the car has a big fan that forces air out underneath the car to “turbocharge” the diffuser effect. It’s been tested and proven in real world application in the past but has been quickly banned for safety reasons due to it’s ability to achieve extreme speeds. With this technology the car can achieve 8.75 G’s! That’s more than most humans can resist. I really hope someone ponies up the cash to build this thing. Come on, the hard part’s done, just gotta assemble it now!

Some of the most significant number are:
1500ps, V6 Twin Turbo, top speed 450+km/h (279.6mph)
0-60: 1.4s, 0-120: 2.8s, 0-200: 6.1s
545 kg (1201 lbs)
8.25 G cornering

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