American Vacation 2: The Showcar in New York


For the second summer in succession the Red Bull Running Showcar, during the Formula One Factory shutdown, took the chance to visit the US  to take an American vacation. 

Driven by Red Bull ambassador David Coulthard, the RB7 championship-winning car visited New York and drove through Liberty State Park, the Lincoln Tunnel and the streets of the race course, which winds through both Weehawken and West New York.

On Monday, the car toured Liberty State Park, showcasing the spectacular views of the New York City skyline as well as the Statue of Liberty. Feeling ever so patriotic, the car 'sang' the Star Spangled Banner as the sun was setting.

Moving on to a link between New York and New Jersey, the car made an overnight drive in the Lincoln Tunnel. Reaching staggering speeds, it no doubt set the record for fastest commute from NYC to New Jersey. Wrapping up the car's American vacation, it became the first Formula One car to lay rubber on the Grand Prix of America streets, bringing residents out of their homes to catch the historic sight.

Afterwards DC said: "I'm really looking forward to seeing what the final video looks like. We've done Liberty State Park, the Lincoln Tunnel and the racetrack for next season. Bringing all those elements together, the combination of the high-speed stuff in the car combined with the tracking shots, we're going to end up with something that will be really entertaining for the fans. The fans are already asking me on my Twitter account when they can see the footage, so there is a lot of excitement about Formula One coming to America. Red Bull have done more than anyone to promote the fact that we're going to have not one, but two grands prix in the States. This is a big enough country, a sophisticated audience that gets the technology of Formula One and at the moment, we are delivering good racing."

A film of the visit will be released shortly, in the meantime here's a (very) quick trailer...

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