Gran Turismo usually has a car that sort of goes above and beyond imagination. Remember the GT-One in GT2?

Well, have a look at the all new Project X1, which is primed to destroy the competition in Gran Turismo 5 . Polyphony Digital asked, "what if you could create the ultimate racing car, a vehicle unbounded by rules or legal racing conventions?" And Red Bull stepped up with the answer :

"Red Bull’s aerodynamics expert, Adrian Newey, performed the role of technical advisor on the X1 Prototype project. Adrian is renowned in the motorsports world for designing championship winning cars. Throughout the X1 design process by Polyphony, Adrian contributed his vast experience, as well as a pure, child-like technical curiosity. As a result, the completed X1 Prototype became an extreme car, having a unique form and mechanism unlike any other racing car in history."

It's only a brief look but it'll suffice. The only question now is, "what sort of insane stuff do we have to do to unlock it…?" Maybe it'll only be a winnable prize in one of the game's most difficult races, or maybe it'll cost 10 million credits. Either way, any true hardcore GT fan will want to have it in his garage, so prepare to work…

For some screens, feel free to check out GTPlanet .

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

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coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

And so begins the process of figuring out how to unlock this beast. I bet it is the prize for one of those insanely long endurance races on a track that in no conceivable way could you tape the accelerator down to win. 48-hour Nurburgring anyone?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Eh, just B-Spec 'em.

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

Kinda reminds me of unlocking the f1 in gt3 it took a few hours but it was so worth it. Though it pissed me off how many times i won that stupid tick ford trying to get the f1 and then when i finally did get it it was pink

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

Oh, I can't wait to unlock this car.

I hope it's hard.

I hope it's A-Spec only.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

Ben, that would be all too easy though 🙂

Max, I actually hope you're right. I hope it's god awfully, controller bustingly, new telly buying hard. That car, if anything like I think it's going to be, deserves nothing less. Maybe Gold all the licence tests, and first place all the endurance races in A-spec only.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

I hope it's A-spec only too.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Some of us don't have hundreds of hours to waste on games anymore. 😉

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

Yep.. the life of being self-employed for nearly a decade.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

Haha! Yeah I hear ya Ben. Actually now that you put it in that perspective the joy of the child inside just died in the face of my deadlines

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

That's why I always say "choose your career" wisely.

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

i've literally just started sixth form… how am i gonna get this. im already behind on work.

Cuetes
Cuetes
11 years ago

nice ride………..off topic, did anyone else notice that LBP2 got pushed till Jan 2011 here in North America? Sad…….well at least we got GT5.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Um…yeah, we noticed.

Cuetes
Cuetes
11 years ago

Yeah I wrote that comment when you posted your article.

Underdog15
Underdog15
11 years ago

There was another one yesterday, too.

Underdog15
Underdog15
11 years ago

Wish the video actually gave you a look at that vehicle.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Agreed.

I went back several times it kinda looks like an F1 car with a full aerodynamic treatment including aerodynamic cowling enclosing the wheels, and lights for endurance racing. Obviously it's an open cockpit though.

I bet it's 100% awesome.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Looks more like a LeMans car.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

If you take an F1 and give it the full aero treatment including the cowlings, you almost get a Lemans car. The difference is that this one is open and has a single central seat (at least that's how it looks in the video). Lemans cars have to be designed to carry two people. If you look at pictures Lemans cars with open cockpits have two 'humps' (wish I could remember the correct term, it's been years since I watched motor-sports) and the actual cockpit is off-set from the center. The car in the video only has a single 'hump' behind the cockpit, which appears to be centrally located.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

So basically this is a car I'll never see. Great.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

Well…

Considering I will be dumping a mass amount of time into GT5, odds will be I will have more then one (possibly several) of these very special rides..

I might be willing to do a gift exchange with someone should it be worth my while…

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Eventually everyone will have it. It just depends on how much time you're willing to put into the game.

And maybe that's how you unlock it? Once you accumulate a certain amount of racing time you'll unlock it? (200+ hours? lol)

I hope it's like this. Once you reach 200 hours of racing (living the game in the menu doesn't count) you'll definitely be ready to drive something as insane as the X1.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

There will probably be a sanctioned unlock for it release as DLC somewhere down the line so that you don't need to give your life to GT5 to get the car. Which I wouldn't mind as long as the folks that go the long route to get the car still get something a bit different. Perhaps the DLC unlock doesn't let you change livery or restricts tuning options or some such, that way those that get the car through play don't feel cheated.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

I read about the online features and social aspects of GT5. I wonder if trading cars will be a feature… well now you've got me thinking…

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

This is another fine example of why PD is THE premiere automobile game developer. Sure, Turn 10 can use "definitive" in a sentence 18 times, but the proof is in the pudding as they say, and the aforementioned pudding's main ingredient is 57 million in sales and hundreds of manufacturer specific collaborations and demos.

No other studio that specializes in the automobile genre has a semi-professional race driver as development lead. In my book, that real world, on track, behind the wheel knowledge translates to an authentic one of a kind experience that no other developer can match. Sure, their have been several quality attempts, but none of them have the race proven background as the core of the franchise.

Now, I am not saying that GT5 is a perfect game. That's an impossible feat that has to be done in the series, nor ever will be. As Kazunori-san has continually stated, he always wants more time, and his never 100% happy with his finished product. He calls the release of GT "stressful".

I know a ton of fans weren't happy with the 5 year development time, but I for one am glad that PD took their time to put out the best product they could. It may be missing a feature or two that you wanted, but when it comes to looking at the big picture, GT5 will truly be a revolution…


Last edited by maxpontiac on 9/24/2010 12:13:55 PM

GuardianMode
GuardianMode
11 years ago

GT5…ahh I can not wait to get my hands on it. The cars,tracks just scream to be played for hours on end. To top it all off,this monster of a car. Just thinking about tuning it up gives me a warm feeling deep inside. Ths game will be better then eating the "Macho Grande Burrito Combo!" at Del Taco………….(drool)

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

I played the demo at best buy. Beautiful…, you could almost feel the wind.

It really feels like you're in a real race. Definitely the most polished version of GT ever….

I love the physics, it truly is the most amazing part of GT. Every car handles differently, you'll notice this right away.

Anyway, the X1 looks to be a legendary car. Only available in GT5! Hell yeah! Man, imagine an online race where everyone races against every one using this car? A X1 exclusive race? OMG!

November 2nd!

(Blade Kitten is my favorite game right now. What a beautiful platforming masterpiece! Great character, fun gameplay, lots of fun treasures and goodies, upgradable everything, and amazingly huge levels. Blade Kitten for the win!)


Last edited by Scarecrow on 9/24/2010 12:51:17 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Indeed, Blade kitten is fun. I watched my wife playing it last night and have to download it myself tonight.

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

Er… why can't you play the same copy your wife has, Highlander?

-Arvis

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Different PS3… 😉

johnld
johnld
11 years ago

@Highlander
since its your wifes ps3, there wouldnt be a problem sharing the game right? i mean let her sign on her account on your ps3 with a subaccount, check previous downloads, download blade kitten, and that should be fine. i think you can actually share content with up to 5 ps3s. you'll have that blade kitten game as long as your wifes account is still on your ps3.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Exactly John, we each benefit from each others' purchase, which results in us purchasing more that we otherwise would.

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
11 years ago

For those not aware, this car beat the F1 world record lap on Suzuka Circuit by 20 seconds, driven by Sebastian Vettel.

Just another layer of icing on what is already perfection. I cannot _wait_ to get this in my hands.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

Isn't that amazing? 20 seconds in the race world is a wide margin..

StangMan80
StangMan80
11 years ago

That is a huge margin in racing.

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
11 years ago

I can't even begin to imagine how fast this car must be, and how well it retains speed around corners. It's gotta be on par with Wipeout at zone 60+ lol.

StangMan80
StangMan80
11 years ago

I don't care how hard it will be to get this car, I expect to put an easy thousand hours in this game, easy.
I am also going to get 100% of the trophies too, all 5 or so platinums(I'm not sure how the trophies will work, there most be hundreds of 'em).
I just have to get a logitech racing to prepare for Nov. it's coming up 38 days until nov. 2nd.

Him
Him
11 years ago

Kinda looks like an Audi r10

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
11 years ago

What a tease of a video! Doesn't matter, game is going to kick all sorts of AZZ.

On a side note, what games (other than GT5) is the G27 wheel compatible with. I really want to get one see, but I can't really justify spending five hundred dollars if I'm only going to use it with one game. Of course, it doesn't help that I'm already spending three hundred on it for the SigEd. But yeah, help anyone?
Peace.

THEVERDIN
THEVERDIN
11 years ago

I believe F1 2010 is compatible, I know my G25 works great with it. If you go to codemasters I think they posted what wheels were supported with F1.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

I saw this vid last week & I got to thinking about it…..that they should make the Project X1 insanely hard.

Then, as an added incentive, they should add a grand prize to it for the very first person who unlocks the X1.

And the prize should be that they get a new 1-of a-kind GT-skinned 640GB PS3, blazoned with the look of faux look of diamond-plate, and also, the whole catalog of Polyphony games free for life, both past, present, & all future games made.
Plus, put their accomplishment into GT-6 for prosperity, somehow.

With that said, I already know I'll never unlock that X1.

But….if they decide to let us unlock a crash-test dummy, don't even bother thinking about it cause I've already got that one nailed!


Last edited by BikerSaint on 9/24/2010 11:16:37 PM

___________
___________
11 years ago

cant wait for this, i just hope they fix the clutch pedal and the flaps behind the wheel for the full game.
GT5P and the latest demo did not have those working, so you could not use the clutch to change gears which was really disappointing!
WTF is the point of having a racing sim, if you cant use the clutch?
tis like buying a super car in automatic, completely utterly pathetic and ridiculous!