Behold the Twizy Renault Sport F1 concept
Posted on: Apr 25, 2013 - 7:39pm IST
Renault is no stranger in clubbing the hard-earned technological expertise in racing into road cars division.
In 1995, Renault flaunted with Escape F1. The vehicle used a lightweight carbon fibre F1-style chassis. Powering the Espace F1 was a 3.5L Renault RS5 V10 engine as used for Williams F1 churned out a whopping 800hp.
But now, Renault took the EV routes for this funky Twizy Renault Sport F1 concept. Make no mistake though, it is a twizy with an uncommon look, like a normal man suited up with an Ironman’s costume. It gets all that clever bits from the world of open-wheeled racing.
For instance, a front wing is fitted to it with wing endplates. On the sides, the bodywork looks as if it’s channeling air to the diffuser at the rear. However we think that the rear wing at the back and sidepod, which is used to cool the radiators in racing, makes little sense at all to the vehicle. We have a sneaky suspicion that something should’ve sparkled the Renault F1 engineers to do so. They are in the paddock, being the best in the world after all.
We are puzzled of the little opening on the front as well. It could be in some way related to airflow dynamics. The regular Twizy has 17bhp but by adding an F1 KERS the driver gets an extra 80bhp for 13 seconds. Renault says it will hit a top speed of 109kph while 0- 100 kph is dealt with in six seconds which is at par similar to Megane Renaultsport 265!