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

renault twizy sport F1 electric concept

renault twizy sport F1 electric conceptimage 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.

 

 

renault twizy sport F1 electric concept

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

 

 

renault twizy sport F1 electric concept

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

 

 

renault twizy sport F1 electric concept

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

 

 

renault twizy sport F1 electric concept

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

 

 

renault twizy sport F1 electric concept

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

 

 

renault twizy sport F1 electric concept

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

  • God bless the French and their oddball design sensibility, though from the side it looks like a GEM. The 2CV reincarnated as a rocketsled! I want one. Heck, I want a whole fleet.

    Mort d'Urban
  • not your father’s golf cart

    dbkii

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