Delusions of grandeur The F1inspired Twizy Renault Sport F1 concept

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Delusions of grandeur: The F1-inspired Renault Sport F1 concept

a cross between Wall-e and a 1 golf cart, Twizy’s F1 is all for fun

When we last reported on the Renault Twizy. it was out fighting in the French countryside. Now, bored with firefighting, the team has decided that Formula 1 is more the vehicle’s cup of So Renault went ahead and up with a concept racer in the of the Twizy Renault Sport F1.

Renault admits this is for fun as part of its ongoing electric and to serve as a “bridge between F1 and production cars.” Perhaps the would be more at home across that bridge to get the F1 a cup of

According to Eric Diemert, Director for Renault Sport “Twizy Renault Sport F1 is a yet smart vehicle which original lines and advanced derived directly from 1. Our objective was to reinforce Twizy’s side by using F1 cues to its personality. In terms of both its and performance, the result is quite spectacular.”


Twizy’s F1, like any proper F1 exists as a single-seat racer and equipped with a substantial front splitter, aerodynamic to precisely manage airflow at a diffuser with F1-styled light, and one comically huge wing to keep downforce in All this results in something looks like a cross WALL-E and a hobbit’s Formula 1

F1 add-ons aside, Twizy’s motor configuration brings significant performance figures. the help of Renault’s Kinetic Recovery System (KERS), is identical to that used in Formula 1 cars and instantly power six-fold, Twizy’s goes from 17 to 97 horsepower (72 This boost may only for 14 seconds but should still for some serious fun.

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Combine this power figure with the car’s 564 kg (1,243 lb) weight, and you end up with a (kg/hp) ratio of 5.8:1, slightly higher than the of the Megane RS, Renault’s highest-performing car. The figure, albeit close to the F1 ratio of 0.86:1, is impressive for a winged golf

The Twizy Renault Sport steering wheel further the F1 argument. The mufti-faceted wheel is directly from that of the Renault 3.5 race car, but functions reconfigured for the Twizy F1. To recover electricity, Recovery can be adjusted via a four-position knob, power boost of 10 to 60 kW can be adjusted to one of six levels. Twizy drivers can KERS stored energy by two steering wheel-mounted paddles at the time.

Very PS3.

The Twizy Sport F1 concept car will be at major events this beginning with its first appearance at the World Series by meeting at Aragon, Spain, by the Barcelona Motor Show.

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