Sebastian Vettel driving GT5 RedbullX1 prototype at Nürburgring GP Course
Find more GT5 videos on http://gtchannel.com. In a world where modern
professional racing is restricted by regulations, the X1 is a machine born
from a fantastic "what if" dream of Gran Turismo: "What would the fastest
racing car on Earth, free of any and all regulations, look like?" And the
only way to experience it is in Gran Turismo 5. Initially the X1 Prototype
was a single-seater canopied prototype wing car with covered front wheels.
Powered by a 1500ps direct-injection V6 Twin turbo, on paper the performance would have been
spectacular, producing a top speed of 400km/h (248.6mp/h) and a maximum
lateral acceleration of 6G. But once Red Bull Racing was brought on board
to be a partner, the X1 really took off. Adrian Newey, master aerodynamic
engineer and Red Bull Racing's chief technical officer, suggested "Fan Car"
technology, a long-held dream of his, be added to the design of the X1
Prototype. A "fan car" is a vehicle having a fan mechanism which forces the
air out from underneath the car to reduce air pressure under the car's
floor. The resulting suction draws the car to the ground surface and
creates a massive amount of downforce. And because it can create downforce
regardless of the vehicle's current speed, it dramatically raises it's
cornering speed capability even in low speed corners. Thanks to the insight
of Mr. Newey, the X1 Prototype design was transformed. A large fan was
added to the rear end of the body to implement the Fan Car technology.
Plus, Newey provided additional input into the the design of the front and
rear wings and rear diffuser, dramatically refining the vehicle's
aerodynamics. As a result, the virtual X1 Prototype was able to achieve an
astonishing level of performance. Its new top speed was 450km/h
(279.6mp/h), with a maximum lateral acceleration reaching up to 8.75G,
pushing the vehicle to the very limits of what a normal human body can
Chaparral 2J @ 2005 Monterey Historics
Demonstration laps of the Chaparral 2J driven by Vic Elford during the 2005
Monterey Historics at Laguna Seca. The 2J had two fans at the rear driven
by a snowmobile engine to evacuate air from beneath the car, sucking the
car to the road. In the video you can hear the snowmobile engine over the
bass note of the Chevy V8. Phil Hill & Jim Hall are driving two of the
1450bhp F1 BMW Turbo
BMW 4cyl 1.5lt turbo on 5.6 bar Boost with water injection and water spray
The most powerful final qualifying run of the legendary 1986 BMW powered F1
215mph with highest down force, the best never ever to be repeated.
Stock block !
Radical Formula One Car: Tyrell P34
Ken Tyrell and his designer, Derek Gardner created a six wheeled racing car
in 1976, the P34. This car was radical in that it's front wheels were four,
in tandem, 10 inch wheels. It won one race but would have had a successful
run in Goodyear had developed the front tires. www.thedrivechannel.com
Playmate rides in F1 car with Mario Andretti
Playboy Playmate Pilar Lastra taking a ride around Circuit of the Americas
in an F1 car with Mario Andretti driving! We were very honored to be
invited to the Circuit of the Americas first lap ceremony.
For more of Pilar, check out
We would like to especially thank Pirelli for the chance to be part of this
Formula 1 comes to America! - Red Bull Racing takes first lap in Texas
Saddle up as the Red Bull Racing team and the F1 showcar gets chased by
cowboys on the ranch and goes off-road onto the under-construction Circuit
of the Americas track.
The F1 Circuit of the Americas takes place in Austin, Texas on November 18,
Hose off and drive over to http://RedBullRacing.com