The Red Bull X2014 May Be Too Fast For A Human To Drive In Real Life

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The fastest racing cars today are all built to tight regulations. So what would happen if you took the best designer in Formula 1 and asked him to draw up a car with no restrictions whatsoever? This, the new Gran Turismo 6 concept from Red Bull, the X2014.


The designer in question is Adrian Newey, the very last man who still draws his multi-championship winning cars on paper rather than in CAD.

This is his third 'X' car for Gran Turismo. The first was the X1 aka the X2010 and the second was the follow-up X2011, which recorded a 3:10 Nurburgring lap time in GT5, if that's anything to go by.

Polyphony hasn't released any details about how fast this X2014 is, but GTPlanet reports that there will be more than one version of this thing.

Red Bull X2014, X2014 Standard (no fan) and X2014 Junior cars revealed along with "X Challenge" game mode.

I would love to see this thing built, but I'm somewhat skeptical that a human being could even drive it. The last one was already the quickest car ever, now imagine that with even more g-forces and speed involved.


Raphael Orlove

So here I am looking at this X2014 and it reminds me very much of this car in its prototype stage:

What's interesting is this car was designed 22 years ago.

It's the Allard J2X, designed for Group C racing at Le Mans. It gained some front bodywork, but it still looks contemporary, a leading car in designing aero to flow through a car, not just over and under it. Thanks to poor funding and an underpowered Cosworth engine, the car only ever tested once at Le Mans in 1993, and only raced once. That was at Laguna Seca the same year.

But the concept, as you can see, still remains current.

You can read more about the car at the excellent Mulsanne's Corner.…