Renault Twizy Sport F1 In All Its Glory [Photo Gallery]
Nissan has a EV racing car and a crossover with a body kit, the Juke Nismo, and now Renault has something even cooper. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Twizy Sport F1, which seems like a bit of joke at first, until you realize just how much thought Renaultsport put into it.
For starters, the car has KERS, just like your average Lotus, Red Bull, Caterham or Williams… well almost. The system ads 30 kg (66 lbs) to the Twizy's weight and is installed where the rear seats used to be.
The KERS system is activated via a button on the new racing steering wheel and provides an impressive 80 PS of power which will accelerate the Twizy faster than you can say "charge me up".
Besides this regenerative system, The Twizy Renault Sport F1 Concept has received a full racing-themed body kit. This includes a massive front wing, side skirts, rear diffuser, rear wing and even an F1-style brake light.
Just so you know this car is a Renault, it's been colored in their traditional shade of go-faster yellow.
“We always said we wanted to create F1-derived technology that was road relevant! Hopefully, this Twizy will make a few people smile while also making a serious point. The project was led by Renault Sport F1 and Renault Sport Technologies, working in close conjunction with Renault’s electric vehicle development department. KERS is a very complex system and integrating it into another electric vehicle was a very serious endeavour, but they managed to make it work, delivering a huge boost of power safely and efficiently. I’m not sure we’ll be seeing many of these on our roads, but it does show that the same principles we see on the race track can be filtered down to the road legal range – this is just the evil elder brother!" said Jean-Michel Jalinier (President and Managing Director, Renault Sport F1).
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