Red Bull to start production of RB17 hypercar in 2025

The Red Bull Racing Group is preparing to produce its first production car, the RB17 hypercar, equipped with a V8 hybrid powertrain capable of delivering over 1,100 hp. Pricing has been announced for the car, which will start at £5m and be in production in 2025, with a total of 50 racetrack-only cars.

The RB17 project is being handled by Red Bull Advanced Technologies, led by Adrian Newey, head of the company’s technical department. The two-seat hypercar will be produced entirely by Red Bull at its Milton Keynes base.

Christian Horner, CEO of Red Bull Racing and Red Bull Advanced Technologies: “The RB17 is an important milestone in the company’s evolution as the division is now able to design and build production cars at its Milton Keynes production site.

In addition, the RB17 will be the first car available to collectors to carry the Red Bull brand.”

Adrian Newey, Head of Engineering at Red Bull Racing and Red Bull Advanced Technologies: “The RB17 embodies everything we know about building Formula 1 championship cars, this two-seat race car is exceptionally fast.

With the RB17, we tried to push the boundaries of what is possible in many ways – in the past, motorsport enthusiasts and collectors have not been able to access equipment of this level. ”

At the heart of the hypercar is a monocoque made of composite materials. The principle of the ground effect is implemented in the RB17 – such a perfect aerodynamic body kit has never been in production cars. The name of the model does not accidentally evoke associations with Red Bull Racing Formula 1 cars – future customers should feel the car’s kinship with the company’s glorious racing heritage.

Orders for it are accepted from today, detailed specifications will be made public later. The £5m price tag includes not only ownership, but also access to a Red Bull Technologies simulator and on-track training under the guidance of the team’s experts.

Maintenance of the machine will also be carried out directly by the company. In a press release on RB17, it is emphasized that the project will create over a hundred new jobs at the Milton Keynes base.