Red Bull to build Adrian Newey-designed £5 million RB17 hypercar
Red Bull have announced their first in-house hypercar project - the RB17 - with a limited run of 50 cars to be built at Red Bull Advanced Technologies' campus.
Following the naming convention of the team's F1 car, RB17 will be created under the leadership of Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey – his designs having won all four of Red Bull's constructors' championships – at Milton Keynes.
Powered by a V8 hybrid engine, power specs are quoted at over 1,100bhp, with the two-seat hypercar designed around a carbon-composite tub and utilising ground-effect – just like the current breed of F1 car.
The price starts at over £5 million and just 50 RB17s will be created, with production set to start in 2025. Owners will have access to the team's simulators, vehicle programme development and on-track training while the factory will service and maintain each car.
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"The RB17 marks an important milestone in the evolution of Red Bull Advanced Technologies, now fully capable of creating and manufacturing a series production car at our Red Bull Technology Campus," said Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner. "Further, the RB17 marks the first time that a car wearing the Red Bull brand has been available to collectors
Newey added: “The RB17 distills everything we know about creating championship-winning Formula 1 cars into a package that delivers extreme levels of performance in a two-seat track car.
“Driven by our passion for performance at every level, the RB17 pushes design and technical boundaries far beyond what has been previously available to enthusiasts and collectors.”