The Red Bull X1 and the X2014 were a pair of outlandish virtual racers, dreamt up by Adrian Newey and beamed direct from his pulsating cerebrum into the middle of Gran Turismo 6. According to Top Gear, he could now be gearing up for the real thing…
Newey, Formula One’s most successful boffin, has just turned down a rumoured £20m offer to help steer Ferrari out of its current malaise, and is now happily encased in Red Bull golden handcuffs. So what next? A sub-orbital spacecraft? That long-mooted America’s Cup racing yacht? Well, how about an Infiniti supercar?
Andy Palmer, Nissan’s British executive vice president, was one of the architects of the Infiniti-Red Bull F1 deal, and he’s clearly up for a deepening of the relationship between the two firms.
“Adrian is itching to do something new,” he told TopGear.com, “and we are actively exploring the technology cross-over with Red Bull, although these things can take a long time in the incubator.’
When asked if a Newey-designed Infiniti supercar is a genuine possibility, apparently he smiled and said “watch this space.”