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Meet the Red Bull X1: F1 of the Future?

So, if you have any sort of automotive-pulse you may have heard of this car. It’s a one-off special co-designed by the minds at Red Bulls F1 team and the staff of the-game-that-never-will-be Gran Turismo 5. It’s powered by a twin-turbocharged F1-spec V6 pumping out 1483 hp! Holy crap that is a large number. That being said, it doesn’t really run at all yet, only in the digital realm of GT5 (which we’re not even sure exists at this point!!), but according to reports a real-live prototype is headed to the GT5 launch party in Europe (GT5 and launch in the same sentence? No way!).

I’ve got to say, I love it just by the way it looks. This is what Formula 1 cars SHOULD look like!! And that brings me on to my point, could this one-off prototype actually be a sort of concept car for future F1 designs. I mean of course by current FIA regulations this thing would never see the light of day, and with the promised green movement F1 has committed to, the speeds it’s capable of may never be achieved. Still, I really believe that some of the design will be implemented into future F1 cars. After all, it was a bunch of F1 guys who more or less built it right?

Hat-Tip to Jalopnik for the scoop! And some awesome footage of Red Bull driver Vettel piloting the X1 in GT5 after the jump!

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