Take A Taxi Ride In Red Bull's Two-Seater F1 Car

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With David Coulthard behind the wheel.

The Red Bull F1 team has more money than most, which is why it converted a pre-2006 naturally aspirated V10 car into a two-seater. It's the only way to fully experience what F1 drivers go through during a race.

The car is currently on a world tour, which started with Max Verstappen giving a ride-along to Fabio Wibmer (a bike artist) around a month ago. Obviously, SuperMax is too busy winning races to provide rides to everyone, so David Coulthard is currently doing the rounds.

Coulthard recently took Emil Forsberg for a ride. Forsberg is a midfielder for the Red Bull Leipzig football club, so it's a nice little mashup to create some hype for both teams.

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Instead of sticking to the track, Coulthard took Forsberg for a trip around Leipzig.

The first mention of Leipzig dates back to 1015, so it's not exactly car friendly, though it has close ties with the automotive industry. Porsche hand-built the 1,270 Carrera GTs at The Diamond of Leipzig, and the BMW Group Plant Leipzig produces the 1 Series and 2 Series Gran Coupe.

While Porsche has possible close ties to the Red Bull F1 team, nothing is confirmed yet. Instead of visiting the plants mentioned above, the F1 car stops at a few notable tourist destinations. We did not have the time to research every single tour available in Leipzig, but we're confident enough to say that this is the fastest way to see the city.

"It was an incredible experience for me to drive around Leipzig with David Coulthard in a Formula 1 car. Perhaps I will only experience something like this once in my life - the sensations and the sound from a racing car are madness and a pure adrenaline rush, "said Emil Forsberg.

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The V10 car doesn't provide the full F1 experience, however. The two-seater has roughly 750 horsepower on tap, while a full-fat hybrid V6 F1 car produces somewhere in the region of 1,050 hp. It is more powerful than an F2 car, which makes roughly 620 hp.

Red Bull also posted a making of video, which is also extremely interesting to watch. The Red Bull two-seater travels with its technical support team, which Minardi supplies. That's because the car you see here isn't a Red Bull at all. It's actually a Tyrrell F1 car, and it has been around for 20 years. And Red Bull has booked it for the entire year for marketing purposes.

When Red Bull isn't using the Tyrrell, you can book a ride along for roughly $2,500.

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