Renault Twizy RS F1

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Renault Twizy RS F1. Take a small electric city car and let a group of F1 engineers loose on it. The result ends up with slick tires, carbon fiber front splitter, side pods and wing. Underneath it sits the (modified) running gear from a Formula Renault 2.0 race car, and the car’s standard 17 horsepower electric motor is augmented by the KERS system from Renault’s 2011 F1 car, which boosts power to 97bhp for increments of 13 seconds. Top speed is limited to 68mph, which is probably enough for a car that weighs just over 1200 lbs and has no doors. Renault says that the car demonstrates the value of KERS systems for the future of electric motoring. I say it looks like a cartoon F1 car and it’s brilliant.

Posted @Whippstagram on Instagram, Nov 30th 2015

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Renault Twizy RS F1

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