Red Bull Drivers Get Sideways on Atlanta Streets to Promote Formula Drift Event [Video]

Red Bull has made a name for itself with crazy motorsport antics. The latest stunt is profiled in a video of their drifters, Rhys Millen and Ryan Tuerck, piloting Red Bull-sponsored machines sideways through Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia. The tandem street drifting was part of a promotion for the Formula Drift event in Atlanta and even gave the mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed, a ride-along.

Rhys Millen was piloting his Hyundai Genesis Coupe while Ryan Tuerck was in his Pontiac Solstice Coupe, which is now retired from competition – Tuerck is now competing with a Chevrolet Camaro. Needless to say, Red Bull did a fantastic job capturing it all on video for us to enjoy.

Check out the video after the jump:

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Playseat's Red Bull Racing Simulator Puts You in the Driver's Seat

Not only does Red Bull give you wings, it also makes you feel like you’re Sebastian Vettel. How does the energy drink do that? With it’s new Playseat Red Bull-branded racing simulator.

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Red Bull May Develop In-House Engine For Formula 1

With their supply of Renault engines set to dry up after 2011, and new engine regulations coming into place in 2013, current champions Red Bull are said to be looking at producing their own engines, with one rumored partner said to be Volkswagen.

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Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai Genesis Coupe 'Climb Attack' Video Released

After teasing us a few days ago, the complete Rhys Millen “Climb Attack” video has now been released. Showcasing Millen’s talents, the 750-hp RMR/Red Bull/ Hyundai Genesis Coupe and some impressively windy mountain roads in Brazil, “Climb Attack” is definitely worth your 4 minutes.

The exact location is a mountain road that runs up the side of Serra Do Rio Do Rastro in Santa Catarina, Brazil. The video was shot and the driving performed as part of the Red Bull Xtreme Drift.

See the video after the jump:

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Red Bull X1 Prototype Makes The Jump From Digital To Physical

Red Bull’s much hyped X1 prototype, designed to be the ultimate expression of a race car, no longer exists within the digital confines of Gran Turismo 5.

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SEMA 2010: Travis Pastrana's Subaru STi Takes Its Rightful Place

The star is Subaru‘s SEMA stand is undoubtedly the same Subaru STi used by Travis Pastrana for his record setting hillclimb up Mt. Washington.

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Travis Pastrana's Record Setting Mt. Washington Run; The Full Video

Travis Pastrana needs no real introduction but after seeing a video of his record-setting Mt. Washington Climb, we felt a tad empty. Sure it had some awesome footage of the car sliding around as it ascended the mountain, but we just thought something was missing. Thankfully another video has surfaced in full HD that satisfies every bit of our car junkieness.

The addition of a timer in the lower right hand corner clicking off the seconds as Pastrana makes the record run adds a lot of excitement to the video. Combined with a handful of different angles both in car and out, this is what every automotive video should be. Watch how the car reacts to Pastrana’s driving and the on hood first person point of view gives an idea of just how fast his drive was and how dangerous it is with limited visibility as he gets towards the top.

If there’s anything you do to make today worth something, watch the video.

Check out the 7 minute, 24 second video after the break.

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Red Bull Turns NASCAR Toyota Camry Race Car Into a Chicago Taxi [video]

Red Bull has done some impressive things lately with their marketing involving all forms of motorsports. This time around, they took their Toyota Camry NASCAR race car, tossed in their driver Scott Speed and headed out to Chicago. But it wasn’t to attend a race or put their car on display. They slapped on a taxi sign to the roof and drove all over Chicago, picking up passengers and taking them to their destination in a fully decked out NASCAR race car.

Speed even does some stunt driving, revving up the big V8 and doing a few donuts in downtown Chicago.

We imagine it was a ton of fun to film and produce, and we’re jealous that the residents of Chicago got to take in on the action.

Check out the video after the break, it’s awesome.

[Source: CarDomain]

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Red Bull X1 Prototype: The Ultimate Gran Turismo 5 Car

The most high performance vehicle you can obtain in Gran Turismo 5 isn’t a Ferrari, or an Audi Le Mans prototype race car. In fact, it’s not something that actually exists, nor is it a tied to any manufacturer.

No, it’s the Red Bull X1 Prototype, a virtual race car designed to be as realistic as possible while pushing the threshold of what is possible in a high performance machine.

To create the car, Digital Polyphony approached Adrian Newey from Red Bull Racing and asked him what he would envision as a top-tier racecar that had no technical limitations. The result is the X1 Prototype that we’ll inevitably get to experience when Gran Turismo 5 reaches shelves sometime this century…decade…year, maybe. For now, we’re stuck with a video trailer of what the prototype looks like and how it’ll change how we’ll forever think about the future of race cars. Chances that Red Bull makes this thing a reality? Let’s keep our fingers crossed that they find a partner to do it.

Check out the trailer on the X1 Prototype after the break.

[Source: GT Planet]

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Travis Pastrana's Record-Setting Mt. Washington Climb [Video]
Travis Pastrana Sets New Mt. Washington Hillclimb Record in Red Bull Subaru

What hasn’t Travis Pastrana done in that little Subaru that could? If it wasn’t cool enough for him to fling across the Long Beach Pier for New Years, he’s gone and conquered Mt. Washington, setting a new record (by 22 seconds) that hasn’t been touched since 1998. And if the 6 minute and 20.47 second time isn’t impressive enough going up the 7.6 mile winding course, Pastrana did it on his first try.

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Red Bull F1's Mark Weber Takes Us On Virtual Lap Of Belgian Grand Prix

Some Formula 1 fans consider Spa to be on of the best circuits in the world. We’re not sure if Mark Weber is among those, but he certainly seems to be enjoying himself on this cool simulator designed to help him practice for upcoming races.

Weber walks us through the nearly 20 turns at the Spa circuit, showing us highlights like the famed Eau Rouge corner and the trackside hospital tent (which Weber points out with uncanny familiarity).

The video was designed as a companion to a print article available in the Red Bulletin. If you want to read it, you’ll have to go here.

[Source: World Car Fans]

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Volkswagen Strengthens Partnership With Red Bull, Supports Transportation With Wings

The partnership between Volkswagen and Red Bull has always been an interesting one to us, given that high-energy isn’t exactly the first thing we think of when we hear Volkswagen. With the Beetle and the Bug being their staple vehicles for many years, VW has been working hard to change their brand image through exciting new products and partnerships.

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Audi DTM Pilot Mattias Ekstrom Tests for Toyota NASCAR Team at VIR

Here’s a story that is certainly going to get the rumors of Volkswagen‘s involvement in NASCAR started. Last week two-time DTM Champion Mattias Ekström was at Virginia International Raceway helping test a Red Bull Racing Toyota for the upcoming NASCAR race at Sonoma.

The reason for the odd match isn’t about NASCAR ambitions says Audi, but rather a driver’s dream and a sponsors request. That’s right, Red Bull Racing is the main sponsor for the No. 82 and No. 83 Toyotas in NASCAR, as well as the main sponsor for Ekstrom’s Audi DTM car. No. 83 driver Brian Vickers was ill and the car still needed to be tested, and according to Audi, Red Bull Racing USA remembered Ekstrom’s interest in NASCAR and made the request to Audi Sport.

“It’s no secret that the NASCAR series fascinates me and that it’s been a long-harbored dream of mine to drive such a car,” said Mattias Ekström, commenting after the test that, “The first hour of the test I was fighting the car a lot just getting used to the power, the weight and the fact that the car has little aero — all things that are very different for me. A few hours into the test I felt a lot more comfortable in the car and overall I think we had a really good test. I came into this test not having any experience in these types of cars, and also having never worked with the No. 83 team before, so it was really nice to see how well we all worked together. I really enjoyed my first Sprint Cup test and am glad to have had this opportunity.”

Er…. did he just say “first” test? We think so. Gentlemen, start your rumors.

[Source: Audi and RedBullRacingUSA.com]

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Report: Lotus Names Ex-Ferrari Exec as New CEO

Lotus has just announced that a of October 1st, former Ferrari executive Dany Bahar will take over at the helm of Group Lotus plc. Bahar moves into the position after former Lotus CEO Mike Kimberly retired in July due to health reasons.

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