The prototype of the future hypercar RB17 from Red Bull. Powered by a V8 hybrid engine with over 1,100 hp, it will have a unit price of 5.79 million euros… excluding taxes. Photo DR
Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the high-performance engineering division of the Red Bull Group, unveiled its first RB17 production vehicle design, entirely designed and built in-house, on Tuesday. “Created by Adrian Newey, Technical Director of Oracle Red Bull Racing and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the RB17 is a two-seat hypercar optimized for ultimate driving pleasure on the track,” the group said in a statement. “Only 50 RB17s will be produced at the Red Bull Technology Campus in Milton Keynes and production is expected to begin in 2025,” the statement said.
Hypercars are vehicles that exhibit exceptional power and performance and are therefore very expensive. Powered by a V8 hybrid engine producing over 1,100 hp, a Red Bull hypercar will cost £5m (€5.79m) before tax per unit. However, each buyer will be offered a personalized follow-up service, including maintenance. “The RB17 marks a major milestone in the evolution of Red Bull Advanced Technologies, which is now fully capable of building and manufacturing stock cars at our Red Bull Technology Campus,” said Christian Horner, Red Bull F1 Team Principal, quoted in the press. release. “Furthermore, the RB17 marks the first time that a Red Bull branded car has been made available to collectors,” the Briton said.
The motorsports-focused energy drink brand and its CTO Adrian Newey have already collaborated with Aston Martin on the Valkyrie hypercar. In Formula 1 since 2005, Red Bull has won four World Constructors’ and five World Drivers’ Championship titles, most recently Dutchman Max Verstappen in 2021. The development of the RB17 should create 100 jobs at the Milton Keynes headquarters, Red Bull says.
Source: L Orient Le Jour
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