Madness: Red Bull’s new hypercar should cost 7 million euros
Red Bull builds a hypercar! The project, called RB17, is the responsibility of Formula 1 design boss Adrian Newey and the bare numbers are more than impressive: 1100 hp, 900 kilos and a price of almost seven million euros. And of course the RB17 is also super exclusive: Only 50 pieces are to be built!
Red Bull wants to join the hypercar league
Red Bull Advanced Technologies, RBAT for short, would like to play in this league in the future. There have been rumors since 2020 that the Red Bull Racing Group division is developing its own hypercar and, strictly speaking, this would not be the first time!
1100 HP should hit only 900 kilos
A V8 biturbo hybrid is provided as the drive, which is said to deliver well over 1100 hp. It is not known where Red Bull gets this engine from. It is clear that the so-called ground effect should generate maximum contact pressure – it is better with a maximum power-to-weight ratio of 0.81 kilos per hp.
However, there is still time until then. The first customer vehicles should not be delivered before 2025. Red Bull plans to build 15 RB17s per year, after a total of 50 it’s over. This brings us back to the price that Red Bull has already revealed. The RB17 should cost a slim five million British pounds net. That’s 5.83 million euros plus VAT and you end up with 6.94 million euros.
The RB17 in Germany can cost seven million euros
Not a bargain for a first work! But that Newey knows how to design fast cars, he has proven time and again in Formula 1 in recent years and the RB18 is the most successful car in the current season.
A little more information about the name: Formula 1 fans will certainly have noticed that Red Bull Racing left out the abbreviation RB17 on its Formula 1 cars. After the 2020 season’s RB16, there was the RB16B last year and in 2022 the RB18 – now we know why!