|Red Bull X2010 '10|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 5|
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||PR|
|Interior in GT6||Detailed|
|Manufacturer||Red Bull Racing|
|Engine||V6 Twin Turbo|
|Max Power||1,557 HP|
|Performance Points||972 PP|
|Top Speed||Over 450km/h (280mph)|
|Weight||545 kilograms (1,200 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||0.35 kg (0.77 lb) per horsepower|
The Red Bull X2010 '10 (originally named Red Bull X1) is a Prototype car featured in Gran Turismo 5. The prototype vehicle was made to answer Kazunori Yamauchi's question: "If you built the fastest racing car on land, one that throws aside all rules and regulations, what would that car look like, how would it perform, and how would it feel to drive?" The Prototype was made by Red Bull Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey and Red Bull Racing driver Sebastian Vettel. It features enclosed wheels and a “fan element” to increase low and medium-speed downforce (similar to the Chaparral 2J or 1978 Brabham BT46B). The fan element works like a vacuum cleaner, sucking air out from underneath the car and creating a vacuum that pulls the car down onto the track.
As part of the first DLC, a newer version of the X2010, known as the X2011 Prototype, was released.
The next-generation Red Bull X car, the X2014, made its debut in Gran Turismo 6, after it was confirmed to appear, when European journalists found sketches of said car while touring Polyphony Digital's studio in Tokyo.
"The fastest racing car ever to exist, born from Red Bull and Gran Turismo."
All races in the world today follow some form of rules called regulations, and all racing cars that exist today are specifically built to fit within those various regulations.
But now, behold the X2010; An imaginary racing car, created from a fantastic what-if dream of Gran Turismo: What if you built the fastest racing car on Earth, unbound by any of the various racing regulations out there, what would that car look like?
The partner of the X2010 project is Red Bull, and within the Red Bull group is the world class racing car constructor, Red Bull Racing. And joining the project from Red Bull Racing is the world class aerodynamics expert and racing car designer, Adrian Newey.
Initially the concept of the X2010 was based on a low air resistance, single seater covered wheel prototype, a wing car powered by a forced induction engine producing 1479BHP, aiming to achieve a top speed of over 249 mph and a maximum lateral G-force of 6G. But upon seeing the machine's concept and design model, Adrian Newey proposed the addition of "Fan Car" technology, a long-time dream held as a racing car designer.
A fan car works by using fans to force air out from underneath a car, which lowers the air pressure under the car's floor. This has the effect of sucking the car towards the ground surface, creating a huge amount of down-force for the car.
The effectiveness of fan cars have already been proven in real-life history. In 1970, a fan car called the Chaparral 2J entered the Can-Am and its incredible performance caused it to be banned in just a year. Even in F1 racing, Brabham entered a fan car called the BT46B in 1978, and because it won the opening race with such overwhelming speed, it was banned after just a single race.
The benefit of a fan car is that it can generate a constant down-force regardless of the car's current speed, allowing it to maintain a high cornering speed in low speed corners.
After the evaluation of the technology going into the car, the X2010 was redesigned incorporating refinement advice from Adrian Newey. With its low air resistance achieved through its characteristic smooth glass canopy and full cowling over the tyres, and the down-force gained from the low speed range using the fans as well as in the high speed range through the front and rear wings and the rear diffuser, the car ultimately achieved a maximum speed of 500 km/h, with a maximum lateral G-force exceeding 8G.
This spec is virtually at the very limit of what a normal human body can withstand.
The driver who performed the shakedown test of the car was F1 driver Sebastien Vettel. On his first run, he shortened the course record held by F1 cars on the Suzuka Circuit by over 20 seconds, successfully drawing out the high potential of the X2010 machine.
The X2010 embodies the "Dream for Greater Speed", born through the combined imagination and technologies of Gran Turismo and Red Bull.
Experience for yourself the fastest racing machine on Earth.
Selected Lap TimesEdit
Suzuka Circuit: 1:11.540 (compared with Vettel’s 2009 F1 lap time of 1:30.833)
Model Details Edit
The X2010 S. Vettel has the highest top speed at 315 mph, as opposed to the other two models which have a top speed of 311 mph. None of the X2010 models (X2010, X2010 5G, X2010 Prototype, X2010 S. Vettel) can be custom painted and all customizations are virtually the same on all models. The standard X2010 and X2010 Prototype transmissions cannot be tuned as far as the S. Vettel's transmission is set by default, and therefore cannot achieve the same high end acceleration. Most of the X2010 models hardly ever need to use first gear, and have a harder time entering 7th gear than the S. Vettel model. With the 20 different colors available with the standard X2010 and the single liveries for the Prototype and S. Vettel models, there are 21 variations of the Red Bull X2010 available in GT5.
There are three different models of the Red Bull X2010, and all the three cars have different methods of acquisition. All three X2010 models return in GT6 as purchasable vehicles.
Red Bull X2010 Prototype: Naked Carbon liveryEdit
- Available solely as the Gold Prize upon completion of the Sebastian Vettel X Challenge.
- Purchasable for 6,000,000 Credits.
Red Bull X2010: S. Vettel Red Bull Racing liveryEdit
- Available as the Bronze Prize upon completion of the Sebastian Vettel X Challenge.
- Also awarded as a prize car for achieving B-Spec Level 35.
- For a limited period between 9th and 23rd of October 2011, this model was available for free to all players in celebration of Vettel and Red Bull winning their second world championship.
- Purchasable for 6,000,000 Credits.
Red Bull X2010: Plain Color liveryEdit
- Available as the Silver Prize upon completion of the Sebastian Vettel X Challenge.
- Also available for purchase from the Gran Turismo Dealership at Level 40. The car costs 20,000,000 Credits.
- Purchasable for 6,000,000 Credits.
- The reason for the name change from Red Bull X1 to Red Bull X2010 is to avoid confusion with the BMW X1, an SUV produced by BMW from 2009.
- Two additional versions of the car can be found inside the Gran Turismo 5's game data files:
- The first, called Red Bull X2010 JP Flag Color, wears the colors of the Japanese flag, to support the recovery of Japan from the Great East Earthquake that hit the Tohoku region on March 11, 2011.
- The second, called Red Bull X2010 5G, is a detuned version that was used exclusively for the Japanese-only Red Bull "5G" gaming championship, held in 2012.
- Both cars were added inside the game files through post release updates, but are only accessible through hacking or modifications to the save data.
- For unknown reasons, it is not possible to apply a driver number on the plain color version of the X2010 in Gran Turismo 6, despite being possible to do so in Gran Turismo 5. The CPU-controlled X2010s in Arcade Mode, for some reason, are still able to display a driver number.