Oracle Red Bull Racing and TaylorMade Golf Company, a renowned producer of high-performance golf equipment, today announced the launch of an exciting new collaboration. The collection will release exclusively on TaylorMadeGolf.com and its international sites on October 17, coinciding with the week of the 2023 United States Grand Prix.
Titled the “Speed Craft Collection,” the collaboration includes a full range of TaylorMade products inspired by Oracle Red Bull Racing’s season-dominating 2023 RB19 car, as well as the Team’s race suits. The collection embodies driver excellence and brings fans to the intersection of sport and lifestyle, showcasing the biggest products from TaylorMade with the iconic stamp of current World Champions, Oracle Red Bull Racing.
Featured in the collection is a special edition version of the Stealth 2 Plus driver, the Carbonwood™ played on TOUR by TaylorMade athletes Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy, incorporating the race car’s iconic dark navy and red livery as seen on track.
THE CARBON CONNECTION
Both Oracle Red Bull Racing and Stealth 2 drivers thrive on the speed, power and lightweight strength of carbon construction. The advanced material allows the RB19 car to achieve the balance of precision weighting and aerodynamics that leads to the podium, while also serving as the basis for 60X Carbon Twist Face in Stealth 2. The engineering feat delivers better energy transfer at impact (compared to titanium) and helps maintain ball speed on off-center strikes for increased forgiveness.
The Stealth 2 Plus features more carbon fiber that any driver in TaylorMade history, utilizing nearly twice as much carbon compared to the original Stealth. It also features a sliding weight track with a 15g weight that can be positioned for your preferred shot shape – making it a fitting nod to the RB19, known for its on-track speed and adjustability.
Like the unmistakable acoustics of a perfectly tuned engine, our team obsessed over creating the ideal sound with Stealth 2 Plus, even factoring carbon sole thickness into the equation. In addition, we used a combination of curvature, shape, and internal stiffening ribs to deliver a sound profile that is both bright and powerful.
A FULL COLLECTION
Stability is critical whether taking curves at full speed or generating the perfect pace on a 10-footer. The Oracle Red Bull Racing Spider GTX putter boasts a sleek, modern design that pays homage to the classic high-MOI shape of Spider. Fluid lines and sharp angles come together to create a visually striking frame that perfectly cradles the golf ball at address.
Additional on-course items include a Tour Stand golf bag, towel, tees, headcovers and TP5x golf balls, TaylorMade’s fastest and longest TOUR ball that’s preferred by McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood and Rickie Fowler. It features a new Flight Dimple Pattern that unlocks the next level of aerodynamics while promoting maximum carry distances.
For golfers on the course or fans at the track, the line also features co-branded lifestyle apparel and headwear to be worn anywhere at any time, keeping sport and fashion at the front and centre of the collection. The apparel includes a unique range of t-shirts, hoodies, caps and bucket hats, with designs that can be dressed up or down to celebrate the individual’s own style interpretation. The collaboration injects a unique lifestyle focus and players and fans alike can now elevate fashion and self-expression both on and off the course.
Pricing and product photography will be released on October 17.
Oracle Red Bull Racing Team Principal and CEO Christian Horner said: “We are excited to announce our partnership with TaylorMade and kick things off with the new collaboration: we have put our own unique stamp on the collection and merged elite sport performance and lifestyle. We share our core principles with our new partner, by both prioritizing high performing athletes at the top of their game and innovation in design. We are excited to bring this collaboration to fans worldwide”.
David Abeles, TaylorMade President and CEO said: “As two leading forces in our respective arenas, TaylorMade and Oracle Red Bull Racing share a common passion for pushing boundaries and pursuing excellence. Just as Oracle Red Bull Racing develops the ultimate vehicle for their drivers Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, TaylorMade builds technology-driven golf equipment for our tour players and amateurs alike. We are thrilled to unveil the Speed Craft Collection, a testament to our collective commitment to innovation and performance.”