Red Bull is to produce a hypercar in-house for the first time in its history after announcing plans for the RB17.
Red Bull’s high-performance engineering arm, Red Bull Advanced Technologies, will begin work on the new project in 2025.
The two-seater RB17 will be the first hypercar project designed, developed and manufactured entirely within Red Bull’s Technology Campus, having previously collaborated with Aston Martin on the Valkyrie.
Red Bull’s long-term technical chief Adrian Newey will oversee the project.
Full technical details have yet to be released but the RB17 will be powered by a V8 hybrid engine developing over 1,100bhp.
Only 50 of the track-only cars will be produced and starting prices are expected to be in excess of £5m.
“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,” said Red Bull Advanced Technologies CEO Christian Horner.
“Further, the RB17 marks the first time that a car wearing the Red Bull brand has been available to collectors.”
Added Newey: “The RB17 distils everything we know about creating championship-winning Formula 1 cars into a package that delivers extreme levels of performance in a two-seat track car.
“Driven by our passion for performance at every level, the RB17 pushes design and technical boundaries far beyond what has been previously available to enthusiasts and collectors.”
The RB17 name was not used by Red Bull in Formula 1 after it elected to call its 2021 car the RB16B prior to jumping to the RB18 with its 2022 model.