Red Bull RB17 Hypercar Unveiled at Goodwood in 2021

Adrian Newey to see hypercar project through despite exiting Formula 1 team.

After 18 years and 13 championships, Adrian Newey, the Chief Technical Officer of Red Bull Racing, is departing the team in 2025. However, this departure does not signify the end of the RB17, the track-only hypercar he created for Red Bull. Newey has confirmed that he will finalize the car’s development before its scheduled unveiling later this year.

Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey, has announced that he is nearing the completion of the development of RB17. In a statement, Newey said, “The final stages of development of RB17 are upon us. So for the remainder of my time with the Team, my focus will lie there.”

Red Bull echoed that statement, stating: “Adrian will concentrate on completing the final development and delivery of Red Bull’s inaugural hypercar, the eagerly awaited RB17 scheduled to be revealed at Goodwood in July.”

The Red Bull RB17 hypercar is set to be exclusively for the track, with rumors suggesting it will feature a 1,000-horsepower V-10 engine that can rev up to an astounding 15,000 rpm. Additionally, an electric motor is expected to provide an additional 200 hp.

It is rumored that the vehicle weighs under 2,000 pounds and is expected to achieve lap times similar to those of an F1 car. The peak downforce is estimated to reach 3,747 pounds at 150 miles per hour and an impressive 2,000 pounds at just 120 miles per hour. Red Bull intends to manufacture only 50 units of the RB17, with each one priced at approximately $6.3 million.

Source: Red Bull Racing

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