• Oct 28, 2010
Sebastian Vettel pilots the Red Bull X1 prototype – Click above to watch video after the jump

Red Bull has put Sebastian Vettel into Gran Turismo 5's virtual cockpit of the Red Bull X1 prototype, and the results are predictably smashing. After taking roughly 19 seconds off his time around the Suzuka track, Vettel in his own words takes another 20 seconds off his best lap at the 'Ring's GP course his first time out. It looks like a handful in the beginning – he uses all the runoff while coming to grip with the car's grip and 400 km/hr top speed – but when he gets the hang of it, ah yes...

Forget about GT5. Build. This. Car. Follow the jump for the action and check out our high-res gallery below.



[Source: YouTube via GTPlanet]



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      black3vgt
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well that answered my question of what F1 would look like without any regulations.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This "car" only exists in a video game that no one's played.

      Who freakin' cares.
      • 4 Years Ago
      GT-5 is MIA and probably will be for a while. Doubt it'll get released in January.

      I think the delay has something to do with some kind of a licensing issue rather than a development issue. Somewhere someone or some org. is not agreeing with Polyphony.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think the reverse. Development has always been the delay in this game. The producer is so busy wanting this and that new car and new feature that it continually holds up the release. Way it is going we'll be lucky to get this game in our hands before the release of a PS6 (yes I did just add in 3 other gen's of Playstations.. lol)
        • 4 Years Ago
        Trust me, if it were a licensing issue, the GT5 team would just drop the car and release the game without it.

        GT is a notoriously slow franchise because they're always adding things at the last minute. It's such a broad game, so it's understandable that it takes a while. Rally racing, NASCAR, every car ever made, ever. That takes a while. It'll be worth it. And the longer they push it back, the more likely I'll be able to buy a sweet new TV to go along with it. :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Insane lap. Fastest lap last year, in reality was 1 min 33 seconds.

      No rules are good rules.
      • 4 Years Ago
      IDC when GT5 comes out... the longer the wait.. the better they can make it.


      I would love to see a car like the X1 in real life... only if..
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like fighter pilot training will be required to get into the cockpit of one of these - those turns look like they're pulling 10 G's.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's the car, not Alonso, who made Vettle lost the race!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Where is the front downforce?
      • 4 Years Ago
      This thing is just a bunch of mental masturbation. It's an imaginary car that drives like a rocket tied to railroad tracks. How is this any different than any number of other arcade style racing cars? It's Gran Turismo so it has "realistic physics"? Gimme a break, it's whatever they program it to be.

      Red Bull would have to build a running, driving version to impress me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Pre-order, I will not do but I'll still buy this game whenever it comes out.
      I also wonder how PD and Sony will make any money out of this game considering the lengthy development process.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Paladin I think what he means is that the developmental cost to make the game are going to be so high that he doesnt see Sony or PD making any legit profit from the game. The game has been in development for well over 6 years now and that is alot of money and plenty of millions I'm sure.
        Think of this if you will as say Ford announcing they are releasing a car that will sell for 15k and will do this and that and be Rwd. Ford says it will be released spring of 2014... 2019 rolls around and they are still developing the car. Ford will sell the car at 15k but with all the delays and development its clear they won't make a profit since the car will only run for one production cycle. I think I made my point.. or confused myself lol
        • 4 Years Ago
        Even if the game came out in 2012 it would still sell millions of copies.
      • 4 Years Ago
      hey IndyCar or Cart or IRL or whatever the hell you call yourself these days... hire the guy that dreamed this thing up!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Need to take into consideration TIRES!
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