Red Bull’s Latest Hypercar Boasts 1000 HP and a 15,000 RPM V10 Engine [UPDATE]

Red Bull's Latest Hypercar (Red Bull)

Red Bull is venturing into the hypercar market with the RB17, a beast of a machine that boasts a naturally aspirated V10 engine revving to 15,000 rpm, producing 1,000 horsepower, supplemented by an electric motor adding 200 hp.

The brainchild of F1 engineer and designer Adrian Newey, the RB17 is a rival to the Mercedes-AMG One and Aston Martin Valkyrie. With a target curb weight of less than 900 kg (1,984 lbs), it promises lap times comparable to an F1 car, thanks to its advanced aerodynamics generating 1,700 kg (3,747 lbs) of downforce at 150 mph (241 km/h).

Latest Hypercar (Red Bull)

The two-seater hypercar features active suspension, bespoke Michelin tires, and a spacious cabin with ample legroom, making it a comfortable companion for taller drivers. Only 50 examples will be produced, with Newey claiming one for himself.

Testing will commence in 2024, with a full-size scale model showcased this summer. Production is set for 2026, with owners receiving F1 simulator training to fully exploit the RB17’s capabilities. Priced at £5 million (approximately $6.3M), the RB17 is a track car, but its street legality is yet to be confirmed.

This hypercar is a testament to Red Bull’s engineering prowess, pushing the boundaries of performance and aerodynamics. With its F1-inspired design and cutting-edge technology, the RB17 is poised to redefine the hypercar landscape.

As a limited-edition masterpiece, it will be a rare and coveted possession for the fortunate few who get to experience its raw power and precision handling. The RB17 is a bold statement from Red Bull, demonstrating their commitment to innovation and excellence in the area of motorsports and beyond.