2015 Renaultsport R.S. 01 unveiled

2015 Renaultsport R.S. 01 1 2015 Renaultsport R.S. 01 unveiled

2015 Renaultsport R.S. 01 4 2015 Renaultsport R.S. 01 unveiled
Renault Sport Technologies (popularly known as Renault Sport), the motorsport and performance division of French manufacturer Renault, has developed a sports car with high level performance and striking style, the ‘R.S. 01’. After releasing some teasers online, the company finally showcased the car with an online video. The new car will participate at the next year’s World Series by Renault in a new championship that has been named Renaultsport Trophy. Renault Sport Technologies CEO, Patrice Ratti has described that the ‘Renaultsport R.S. 01’ as a racing car that has extraordinary design. The designers wanted to symbolize through the design, the French brand’s interest in the field of motor sports. But it is not just about the striking design. Under the stylish body work, it is also equipped with cutting-edge racing technology courtesy of Renault Sport Technologies. The makers are looking to achieve a very high level of performance that will thrill both the driver of the car and also the public who will witness it. Patrice Ratti described the car as a combination of the ‘Renault DeZir’ and the’Formula Renault 3.5.’ Legendary race car driver and Renault’s motorsport ambassador Alain Prost, has called the ‘Renaultsport R.S. 01’, a ‘spectacular racing car’. He feels the car is in the veins of the GT tradition. Alain Prost also feels that the top sporting performance of the ‘Renaultsport R.S. 01’ has successfully demonstrated the expertise of Renaultsport and has proven its capacity to developing future racing cars. According to the official press release the French car maker is once again showing the passion it has for motor sports with the latest ‘Renaultsport R.S. 01’. The new racing car has striking style and it performs at an exceptional level. The design is like a concept car and has been put together to achieve absolute aerodynamic performance. ‘Renaultsport R.S. 01’ is a mark of the brand’s racing heritage. The technical performance of the car has been developed by the experts at Renault’s racing division, Renaultsport. From the 2015 season, the new ‘Renaultsport R.S. 01’ will take part in the Renaultsport Trophy, a new championship in the Renault World Series. The tournament is being seen as a new platform for Endurance and professional GT championships.
Designed by a team led by designer Laurens van den Acker, the ‘Renaultsport R.S. 01’ has a very futuristic look. The structure of the car’s body is made of composites. The racecar has a carbon monocoque developed in partnership with Dallara and Renault Sport. The monocoque matches LMP1 regulations. Because of the use of carbon fiber, the car’s weight is on the lighter side. The car weighs less than 1,100 kg (2,425 lbs). The car has 4710mm length, width of 2000mm and a 1166mm height. The wheelbase has a 2744mm length. The front fascia has a lower splitter. The splitter helps to send the flow of air into the front wheel extractors. A diffuser and a large wing has been fitted in the rear. Other notable features include, dual exhaust system, Led taillights, 18-inch stylish Braid wheels with special tires from Michelin. Carbon discs and 6-piston calipers make up the braking system of the car. There is a roll cage with double wishbone and pushrods suspension paired with adjustable dampers from Öhlins . The engine of the new Renault was previously seen in the ‘Nissan GT-R’. The twin-turbo V6 3.8 liter engine that has been tweaked by Nismo, can deliver more than 500 bhp (373 kW) power and torque of 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque. The car’s maximum speed is above 300 km/h (186 mph). Power is sent to the rear axle through a seven-speed Sadev sequential gearbox.


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