renault twizy sport F1 electric concept
apr 25, 2013
renault twizy sport F1 electric concept


renault twizy sport F1 electric concept
image courtesy renault

 

 

an electric city car boosted boosted by formula one technology you say? well that’s exactly what renault has done with their ‘twizy sport F1′.
the concept sits on the wheels of a single-seater race car and is equipped with a front splitter, side-pods, a rear wing and a diffuser complete
with an F1-style rain light from a formula renault 3.5 car. although compact, it delivers genuine high performance thanks to its kinetic energy
recovery system (KERS) which is identical to the configuration used by renault-powered formula 1 race cars. the system instantly boosts
power output six-fold to reach almost 100 horsepower and is capable of catapulting the car from standstill to 100kph, giving it the same
acceleration as the ‘mégane renaultsport 265′. best of all, the EV is equipped with an F1-type steering wheel with functions to control the KERS,
radio and rain light.

 

‘as far as styling was concerned, we wanted to avoid falling into the trap of simply producing a steroid-fed twizy. we therefore worked closely
with renault design to find a way of incorporating formula 1 cues on a vehicle of this size. although twizy’s forms clearly distinguish it from
a single-seater race car, you can see numerous echoes of the world of grand prix racing.’ says tarik ait, project coordinator – twizy renault sport f1.

 

 

the ‘twizy sport F1 concept’ sits on the wheels of a single-seater race car
image courtesy renault

 

 

the electric car is equipped with a front splitter, side-pods, a rear wing and a diffuser complete with an F1-style rain light
image courtesy renault

 

 

the twizy F1 provides genuine high performance thanks to its kinetic energy recovery system
image courtesy renault

 

 

the KERS system is identical to the configuration used by renault-powered formula 1 race cars
image courtesy renault

 

 

thanks to KERS, the car is capable of catapulting the car from standstill to 100kph, giving it the same acceleration as the ‘mégane renaultsport 265′
image courtesy renault

 

 

the EV is equipped with an F1-type steering wheel with functions to control the KERS, radio and rain light
image courtesy renault

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