The Advanced Technologies arm of Red Bull’s Formula 1 team has announced it will launch its own £5million hypercar, set to be rolled out in 2025. Red Bull’s factory in Milton Keynes will manufacture this limited edition two-seated RB-17, with only 50 cars built for civilian use rather than professional Formula 1 racing. However, the super-rich customers buying these hypercars won’t be able to flaunt them on the streets, as the car is not road legal, and is exclusively for track use only.
Together, the £250million worth of cars, with VAT bumping the figure up to £300million, will be sold globally, contributing to the UK’s exports coffers once its rolled out in 2025.
Red Bull racing shared a teaser for the car, tweeting; “Red Bull Advanced Technologies announce details of its first hypercar project designed, developed, and manufactured entirely in-house.”
Meanwhile, the Factory Now initiative hailed this announcement, tweeting: “BUILT IN BRITAIN: Red Bull Advanced Technologies is set to build a new hypercar in the UK.
“The Adrian Newey-designed RB17 will be built at the Red Bull Technology Campus in Milton Keynes, creating more than 100 jobs.”
This exclusive vehicle will operate on a powerful V8 turbo hybrid that will deliver more than 1100bhp, bringing the vehicle close to the performance of an F1 car.
Customers who buy the car will also gain access to Red Bull’s simulator facilities, vehicle program development and track training.
Red Bull F1 team boss Christian Horner said: “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.
“Further, the RB17 marks the first time that a car wearing the Red Bull brand has been available to collectors.”
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