The Red Bull Racing at partnership with Polyphony Digital, has unveiled the new X1 Prototype – a fictitious model meant for the Gran Turismo 5 video game. It purports to be the world’s fastest driving machine. The X1 Prototype is a fan car developed with the contributions of Red Bull Racing’s aerodynamics Adrian Newey.
A fan car is just that – a race car with a fan that forces the air out from under the car reducing lift and creating a suction effect with immense down force. Fan cars have been banned from most racing due to the steroid-like advantages in aerodynamics and handling they provide.
The X1 Prototype comes with a 3000 cc twin-turbo V6 producing an immense 1500 PS (1106 kW) and 714 Nm of torque. 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) is 1.4 seconds and the X1 reaches 200 mph (322 km/h) in 6.1 seconds. Top speed is 450km/h and maximum lateral acceleration can reach 8.75G – at the very limit of what the human body can withstand.