Red Bull X1 dream racer gets built full scale

Built in secret at the Industrial Design Consultancy modeling center, the full-scale X1 features individually milled sections and a footprint that measures 4.75m long by 2.2m wide.

The futuristic Red Bull X1, from Gran Turismo 5, has crossed into reality thanks to the crew at Industrial Design Consultancy.

Built in secret at IDC's modeling center in the UK, the full-scale X1 features individually milled sections and a footprint that measures 4.75m long by 2.2m wide.

While the mock up doesn't have a powertrain, the virtual X1 has a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine with 1500 PS (1106 kW / 1479 hp) and 714 Nm (527 lb-ft) of torque. These impressive figures enable the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph (96 km/h) in 1.4 seconds, 0-200 mph (322 km/h) in 6.1 seconds, and hit a top speed of 450 km/h (280 mph).

According to Vincent O'Horo, Head of IDC Models, "Building this model was a fantastic challenge in so many ways. To build a car of this size and detail from scratch in just four weeks required all our model making techniques and rapid prototyping technologies. After all the long hours and intense effort, the whole team is immensely proud of this amazing achievement and our involvement in such an exciting project for Red Bull."

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