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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Uncharted Territories: The RB17 Hypercar's Journey Begin

New TRACK-BEAST - In the ever-evolving landscape of automotive marvels, Red Bull Advanced Technologies (RBAT) is set to unveil a groundbreaking creation – the Red Bull RB17, initially codenamed Eta hypercar. Departing from the traditional race circuits, this hypercar is poised to rival esteemed counterparts like the Aston Martin Valkyrie, AMG One, and GMA T50.
Red Bull RB17 (in pictured side profile of Autocar's rendered image) will be a natural rival for Aston Martin Valkyrie, AMG One and GMA T50. (Picture from: Autocar)
Recently disclosed by Christian Horner, the mastermind behind the Red Bull Racing Team, the RB17 hypercar is gearing up for its grand debut in 2024. With an impressive 1,233 horsepower, this powerhouse is fueled by cutting-edge Hybrid technology, propelling the automotive realm into uncharted territories of performance.
Red Bull also assisted to develop the Aston Martin Valkyrie, which reached the first customers beck in 2021. (Picture from: Autonews.Europe)
Details surrounding the engine configuration are shrouded in secrecy, sparking speculation about a formidable twin-turbo V8 engine – a potential collaboration with industry giants like Porsche or Ford
Red Bull Racing's CEO, Christian Horner, and visionary car designer Adrian Newey share the podium during the presentation of the RB17 project. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
The clandestine nature of this partnership amplifies anticipation, capturing the imaginations of enthusiasts eagerly awaiting the grand unveiling.Beyond sheer power, the RB17 promises to be a fusion of F1 technology and groundbreaking innovations. Drawing inspiration directly from Formula 1 racing, this hypercar seamlessly integrates performance elements into its bodywork. The incorporation of the Energy Recovery System (ERS) technology further enhances its aerodynamics, ensuring a harmonious blend of speed and precision on the open road.
RBAT's technical director Rob Gray: RB17 has "a lot in common with the F1 car". (Picture from: Autocar)
Christian Horner sheds light on the ambitious weight target of 900 kilograms for the RB17, a testament to Red Bull's unwavering commitment to excellence. This hypercar aims to redefine standards with a lower center of gravity, an elongated wheelbase, and wheels exceeding 18 inches – surpassing the conventional specifications of an F1 car. Horner tantalizingly asserts, "It's going to sound fantastic, like a race car should," sparking excitement among speed enthusiasts globally.
Aston Martin Valkyrie was Adrian Newey's first hypercar. (Picture from: Autocar)
The visionary Adrian Newey, renowned for crafting the aerodynamic marvels of Aston Martin Valkyrie and Red Bull F1 team's racing cars, lends his expertise to the design of the RB17 hypercar. Newey's touch promises a lightweight marvel that outshines its main rival, the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro.
Newey says new car will use "all the tricks we’ve learned in F1". (Picture from: Autocar)
A significant moment for Red Bull Powertrains, the RB17 marks the venture into mass car production. Derived from the intended name for the 2021 Red Bull F1 car, this hypercar symbolizes a leap into a broader automotive landscape. Despite its mass production label, the RB17 remains reserved for adrenaline-fueled circuits, with only 50 units scheduled for production, approximately 15 units rolling off the production line each year starting from 2025.
Turning to the specifics, each unit of the RB17 hypercar is expected to bear a substantial price tag, starting from $6.4 million or around Rp. 99.2 billion. This significant cost mirrors not only the state-of-the-art technology infused into each vehicle but also positions the RB17 as an emblem of luxury and exclusivity in the hypercar market. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOCAR.CO.UK | CARSCOOPS | AUTOBLOG | EVO.CO.UK | AUTONEWS.EUROPE ]
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