Red Bull to Build Track-Focused Hypercar
Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the high-performance engineering arm of Red Bull Racing Group, will be building a new hypercar designed, developed and manufactured entirely in-house, the company announced.
Created by Adrian Newey, chief technical officer of Oracle Red Bull Racing and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the RB17 is a two-seat hypercar optimized for on-track driving. Just 50 RB17s will be made at the Red Bull Technology Campus in Milton Keynes, with production scheduled to commence in 2025.
“The RB17 marks an important milestone in the evolution of Red Bull Advanced Technologies, now fully capable of creating and manufacturing a series production car at our Red Bull Technology Campus,” said Christian Horner, CEO of Oracle Red Bull Racing and Red Bull Advanced Technologies. “Further, the RB17 marks the first time that a car wearing the Red Bull brand has been available to collectors.”
“The RB17 distills everything we know about creating championship-winning Formula One cars into a package that delivers extreme levels of performance in a two-seat track car,” said Newey. “Driven by our passion for performance at every level, the RB17 pushes design and technical boundaries far beyond what has been previously available to enthusiasts and collectors.”
Powered by a V8 hybrid engine developing over 1,100bhp, the RB17 takes its inspiration – and name – from the cars that Red Bull Racing has campaigned in the F1 World Championship. Designed around a carbon-composite tub, the RB17 features the most advanced ground effect package available in a series production car, designers said. Full technical details for the RB17 will be released at a later date.