renault sport announces R.S 01 single seater GT race car
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renault has announced the renault sport R.S. 01, a single seater GT racer influenced by the world of concept cars. with a carbon monocoque chassis weighing less than 1,100 kg and a centrally-mounted nismo V6 3.8L twin-turbo engine developing over 500 horsepower it reaches top speeds of over 300 km/h. like all the renault vehicles designed under the management of laurens van den acker, the renault sport R.S. 01 displays a prominent logo, the key feature on the front end. the vehicle’s wide stance of 2,000 mm is reinforced by the signature of the LED daytime-running lights positioned along the brake cooling scoops.

renault sport announces R.S 01 single seater GT race car

 

 

as a result of its aerodynamic design, renault sport R.S. 01 is able to achieve a level of performance comparable to a DTM race car. the CI (lift coefficient) and CDA (drag coefficient) are similar to those of a formula renault 3.5; at the top speed of 300 km/h, the vehicle produces 1.7 metric tons of downforce, which is the equivalent to that of a formula renault 3.5 single seater.

renault sport announces R.S 01 single seater GT race car

the sculpted lines of R.S. 01 reference the concept car dezir, presented in 2010

renault sport announces R.S 01 single seater GT race car

the low-slung profile is characteristic of a GT with a central rear engine

renault sport announces R.S 01 single seater GT race car

the windows extending back to the airfoil and the curved shape of the rear hood accentuates the aerodynamic design