Renault Sport RS01 revealed

Renault Sport RS01

Less than 1100kg and 500hp+ with 600Nm+ thanks to a mid-mounted 3.8 litre twin turbo V6. They’re the headline stats from this fearsome looking Renault Sport RS01. It was revealed at the Moscow Motor Show a few days ago.

Based on the spectacular Alpine A110-50 the RS01 will be used for the track only and from 2015 will compete in the Renault Sport Trophy, as part of the World Series by Renault program.

Formula 1 legend and four-time world champion Alain Prost thinks the RS01 is tops, and that’s good enough for us. We think it’s tops too!

“Renault Sport RS01 is a spectacular racing car, in the purest tradition of GT,” said Prost. “With its high-level sporting capacities, Renault Sport RS01 illustrates the rich expertise of Renault Sport, and its ability to develop the racing cars that will reveal future GT or Endurance champions.”

Renault Sport RS01

Renault Sport RS01

Renault Sport RS01

Renault Sport RS01

Renault Sport RS01

Renault Sport RS01

Renault Sport RS01

Renault Sport RS01

Renault Sport RS01

Renault Sport RS01

Renault Sport RS01

Renault Sport RS01

Renault Sport RS01

Renault Sport R.S. 01 a racing car of spectacular design built for performance

28 August 2014 – Renault is restating its passion for motor sports with the Renault Sport R.S. 01, a racing car of spectacular styling and exceptional performance. With a design inspired by the world of concept cars and governed by an absolute pursuit of aerodynamic downforce, Renault Sport R.S. 01 is a radical expression of the brand’s sporting DNA. Its technical specifications reflect the best of Renault Sport expertise. With a carbon monocoque chassis for a weight of less than 1,100 kg and an engine developing over 500 hp, it is able to reach a top speed of over 300 kph. From 2015, Renault Sport R.S. 01 will be one of the stars of World Series by Renault in a new championship, the Renault Sport Trophy, a springboard for the professional GT and Endurance championships.

“Renault Sport R.S. 01 is a racing car of extraordinary design, symbolizing Renault’s passion for motor sports. The spectacular design lines reflect in themselves the ambitions of this exceptional car, thanks to the efforts and enthusiasm of Laurens van den Acker and his team,. Under the bodywork, it is packed with cutting-edge systems from Renault Sport Technologies. The aim is to achieve an advanced level of performance, delivering thrills for both the driver and the public. If we had to sum up Renault Sport R.S. 01 in a few words, we could describe it as a marriage between the beauty of Renault DeZir and the performance of Formula Renault 3.5!”
Patrice Ratti, CEO of Renault Sport Technologies

“Renault Sport R.S. 01 is a spectacular racing car, in the purest tradition of GT. With its high-level sporting capacities, Renault Sport R.S. 01 illustrates the rich expertise of Renault Sport, and its ability to develop the racing cars that will reveal future GT or Endurance champions.”
Alain Prost, Renault Ambassador for motorsport

Technical data – Renault Sport R.S. 01

CHASSIS

  • Type: Dallara carbon monocoque chassis and steel roll cage
  • Safety:  Monocoque chassis, roll cage and crashboxes compliant with FIA LMP1 2014 standards, collapsible steering column, Sabelt seat FIA 8862/2009 standard
  • Bodywork: Composites
  • Aerodynamic features: Front blade and splitter, stepped flat bottom, rear diffuser and rear wing

ENGINE

  • Type: Nismo V6 – 24 valves – 3,799 cm3
  • Layout: Longitudinal central rear
  • Feed: Injection – 2 turbochargers
  • Max power: > 500 hp
  • Max torque: > 600 N.m
  • Max engine speed: 6,800 rpm
  • Electronic management: Pectel SQ6M with traction control
  • Data acquisition: Cosworth ICD Pro

TRANSMISSION

  • Type: Rear wheel drive
  • Gearbox: Sadev sequential, 7 speed+ reverse
  • Control: XAP semi-automatic with steering-wheel paddles
  • Differential: Limited slip
  • Clutch: ZF Race Engineering, long service life with anti-stall function

RUNNING GEAR AND SUSPENSION

  • Suspension: Double wishbone + pushrods
  • Dampers: Öhlins 2-way adjustable
  • Brakes: PFC Brakes 380 mm carbon discs, 6-piston calipers, Bosch ABS system
  • Steering: Hydraulic power steering

WHEELS

  • Wheels: Braid wheels, central mounting
  • Tyres: Michelin 30/68 R18 (front) and 31/71 R18 (rear)

DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES

  • Length: 4,710 mm
  • Width: 2,000 mm
  • Height: 1,116 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,744 mm
  • Front/rear track: 1,675 / 1,624 mm
  • Fuel tank: 150 liters
  • Weight: < 1,100 kg

* Pending approval in ongoing tests.

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