After a long wait, Renault introduced its new jewel, en Renault Sport R.S. 01. French supercar, He will take over from the highest manufacturer cup of Renault, la Megane Trophy, for “bridge” the GT championships.
The design is spectacular and very similar to a concept. The championship R.S. 01 begin to 2015 and will be the prelude to the World Series by Renault. It will be the “quarry” to reach higher as the GT championships, DTM or global resistance (WEC).
Measures two meters wide and just over a high-, y only weighs 1.100 kilograms, through its carbon monocoque. It will have the Nismo twin-turbo V6 engine 3,8 liters fitted to the Nissan GT-R, centrally placed rear and associated with a seven-speed sequential gearbox. All this for a power of more than 500 horses 600 Nm pair.
Thanks to its light weight and high drag coefficient, similar to a Formula Renault 3.5, this machine will be able to achieve the 300 km / h speed limit, reaching a level of performance between a GT3 and DTM.
The design and construction of the chassis, As in Formula Renault 3.5, is provided by the Italian Dallara. The interior is fully prepared for competition, backet with a Sabelt seats with six-point harness and HANS compatible with. The result is a set loaded safety aerodynamic solutions and, making that meets the requirements of the FIA LMP1 2014.
Patrice Ratti, CEO of Renault Sport Technologies, considered “if we were to summarize briefly the concept of Renault Sport RS. 01, one could speak of the marriage between the beauty of Renault DeZir and the performance of the Formula Renault 3.5”.
Meanwhile, Alain Prost, Renault ambassador in motor sport, see in this Renault “a spectacular racing car, within the spirit of a pure GT”. Prost to own what we saw in the Moscow Motor Show alongside the Renault Sport RS. 01, but still have to wait to see it in action.