Adrian Newey Designs dream car for GT 5

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Adrian Newey Designs dream car for GT 5
Date: September 17, 2010 09:35AM
Posted by: LS.
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GT5, the latest incarnation of the Sony PlayStation’s legendary driving franchise Gran Turismo will give gamers a chance to test drive a dream car created by one of the world’s most talented designers – Adrian Newey.

GT5 puts gamers behind the wheel of a fleet of supercars and takes them on global tour of famous circuits, from the Green Hell of the Nordschleife to the BBC’s Top Gear test track. Now gamers will also get to try out a ground breaking new concept car straight from the mind of Red Bull Racing’s chief designer.

In a 30-year career, Newey has built championship and race-winning cars in F1 and Indycar. His designs for Williams and McLaren helped those teams dominate the 1990s, his STR3 for Scuderia Toro Rosso became the first car from the Red Bull stable to win a grand prix and his RB5 and RB6 have since elevated Red Bull Racing to the sport’s top table.


Game designer Kazunori Yamauchi, CEO of Polyphony Digital, is similarly all-conquering in his field, and has been in charge of developing the Gran Turismo format for the Sony PlayStation from the start.

The two came together at Newey’s offices at our Milton Keynes Factory in the UK where Yamauchi threw out the rulebook to give the car designer a blank canvas on which to create a virtual machine that would push the very boundaries of motorsports. That car is the X1 Prototype.

“Every race conforms to some sort of regulation, and every racing car is built to fit within those various regulations,” explained Yamauchi. “However the X1 is something new, created from a ‘what-if’ dream. We want to inspire racing fans and the industry alike by exploring the realm of possibilities for the future of motorsports.”

Newey brought his vast experience and boyish technical curiosity to the entire X1 design process. As a result, Polyphony’s X1 Prototype became an extreme car, having a unique form and mechanism unlike any other racing car in history.

“We all have a dream about pushing the boundaries, where the performance of the car and the experience of the driver take precedence over the rules,” said Newey. “Only with the technology of PlayStation3 and the virtual environment of Gran Turismo 5 could that dream become a reality that millions can explore.

“This is the inspiration that brought Red Bull Racing and Polyphony together. And as a result the X1 Prototype is dynamite to drive.”


So just what does Adrian Newey mean by dynamite? Step forward virtual test driver Sebastian Vettel who took the X1 Prototype for a shakedown around Suzuka in Japan. On his first virtual lap, the German beat the lap record – set by Kimi Raikkonen in 2005 – by more than 20 seconds.

Checkout the teaser video in the link at the top of the page




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Re: Adrian Newey Designs dream car for GT 5
Date: September 17, 2010 05:30PM
Posted by: Guimengo
Haven't seen the video yet but I'll venture a guess it's an F1 car with wheel covers à la Le Mans prototype and some fancy frontwing and all the fun he can have with the rear of the car ;).




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Re: Adrian Newey Designs dream car for GT 5
Date: September 17, 2010 06:48PM
Posted by: senninho
Guimengo Wrote:
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> Haven't seen the video yet but I'll venture a
> guess it's an F1 car with wheel covers à la Le
> Mans prototype and some fancy frontwing and all
> the fun he can have with the rear of the car ;).

You don't seem too far off. It's not clear from the video, but I'd also suspect some hefty ground effects and turbocharging.



Re: Adrian Newey Designs dream car for GT 5
Date: September 17, 2010 07:36PM
Posted by: Slash
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Re: Adrian Newey Designs dream car for GT 5
Date: October 19, 2010 01:27PM
Posted by: SchueyFan
Guimengo Wrote:
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> Haven't seen the video yet but I'll venture a
> guess it's an F1 car with wheel covers à la Le
> Mans prototype and some fancy frontwing and all
> the fun he can have with the rear of the car ;).

Pretty spot on I think






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Engine: gas turbine, 1483bhp @ 15,000RPM, 527lb ft @ 12,000RPM
Transmission: continuously variable, rear-wheel drive
Top Speed: 249mph
Weight: 545kg
Length/Width/Height: 4750/2180/980mm
Suzuka Lap Time: 1:11.540 (compare with Vettel’s 2009 F1 lap time of 1:30.833)
Special Features: enclosed wheels, “fan element” to increase low and medium-speed downforce (much like a vacuum cleaner)

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/19/2010 01:28PM by SchueyFan.
Re: Adrian Newey Designs dream car for GT 5
Date: October 19, 2010 01:43PM
Posted by: senninho
senninho Wrote:
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> You don't seem too far off. It's not clear from
> the video, but I'd also suspect some hefty ground
> effects and turbocharging.

SchueyFan Wrote:
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> “fan element” to increase low and medium-speed
> downforce (much like a vacuum cleaner)

Well, one out of two ain't bad ;)

Interesting that he kept it two-wheel-drive, though. I wonder if that was for balance reasons.







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/19/2010 01:44PM by senninho.
Re: Adrian Newey Designs dream car for GT 5
Date: October 19, 2010 02:53PM
Posted by: Ho3n3r
Wow, I think that will do a what, 50sec lap on the Top Gear test track? The way I know Jeremy Clarkson it'll do a lap around their track sooner rather than later.
Re: Adrian Newey Designs dream car for GT 5
Date: October 19, 2010 05:10PM
Posted by: Guimengo
That thing must generate a ton of wheelspin with that much power and so little weight! Being a new Newey design, I can't see it working for more than 1 lap if it ever sees the light of day :P.

Oh yeah, and very nice that I was right, bar the complex front wing bit!




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Re: Adrian Newey Designs dream car for GT 5
Date: October 19, 2010 06:59PM
Posted by: gav
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Senninho
Interesting that he kept it two-wheel-drive, though. I wonder if that was for balance reasons.

Let's face it, traction would almost be a non-issue in the dry, so I'd imagine 4WD would add too much weight to make it worthwhile.
Re: Adrian Newey Designs dream car for GT 5
Date: October 27, 2010 08:48AM
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Re: Adrian Newey Designs dream car for GT 5
Date: October 27, 2010 02:54PM
Posted by: Ferrari_Fuhrer
Ho3n3r Wrote:
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> Wow, I think that will do a what, 50sec lap on the
> Top Gear test track? The way I know Jeremy
> Clarkson it'll do a lap around their track sooner
> rather than later.

Not sure you can easily fling a PS3 around the Top Gear track that fast...

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Re: Adrian Newey Designs dream car for GT 5
Date: October 27, 2010 06:00PM
Posted by: Carlitox
It does look terribly ugly, but I'd really like to try it.


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Re: Adrian Newey Designs dream car for GT 5
Date: October 28, 2010 05:15PM
Posted by: Carlitox
Hey guys, check this video. That thing is a ghost at full speed!





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Re: Adrian Newey Designs dream car for GT 5
Date: October 28, 2010 05:32PM
Posted by: Incident 2k9
I want GT5! Might have to invest in a PS3.



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Re: Adrian Newey Designs dream car for GT 5
Date: October 28, 2010 05:45PM
Posted by: SchueyFan
Yeah, it will be amazing to drive that car around the Nordschleife!





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Re: Adrian Newey Designs dream car for GT 5
Date: October 28, 2010 06:05PM
Posted by: senninho
gav Wrote:
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> > Interesting that he kept it two-wheel-drive,
> though. I wonder if that was for balance reasons.
>
>
> Let's face it, traction would almost be a
> non-issue in the dry, so I'd imagine 4WD would add
> too much weight to make it worthwhile.

Having thought about it some more, it could simply be that modern traction control systems make it 2wd a no-brainer over the weight penalty.



Re: Adrian Newey Designs dream car for GT 5
Date: October 28, 2010 06:32PM
Posted by: Guimengo
"on land"

Except it doesn't exist ;). One thing that bugs me is I find it impossible that the tires would be able to turn in that confined space, the covers should be bigger than they are.




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Re: Adrian Newey Designs dream car for GT 5
Date: October 28, 2010 06:49PM
Posted by: harjinator
it's got CVT... so why does it make gear shifting noises! LOL v cool, but fail from the developer on that one...

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Re: Adrian Newey Designs dream car for GT 5
Date: October 29, 2010 10:15AM
Posted by: winli
Wow, I think that will do a what, 50sec lap on the Top Gear test track? The way I know Jeremy Clarkson it'll do a lap around their track sooner rather than later.



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Re: Adrian Newey Designs dream car for GT 5
Date: October 29, 2010 11:53AM
Posted by: gav
It's quite unlikely, given that it's not real and things.

I'd expect it would be approaching the limits of what the human body can take anyway. That would have g-forces around that of a jet fighter.
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