The fully carbon fiber coupe features a 550bhp twin-turbocharged V6 engine, and is set to race in the Renaultsport Trophy championship.
The engine is a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 unit, derived from the version used on the Nissan GT-R. Supplied by Nismo, the unit benefits from a dry sump lubrication system to cope with the rigors of racing on track. The engine is mid-mounted, and hooked up to a Sadev seven-speed sequential transmission with steering wheel paddles. Performance is said to be somewhere between a GT3 and DTM car.
Built to conform to the strict 2014 LMP1 safety standards, the RS 01 is built around a full carbon fiber monocoque, produced by Italian racing experts Dallara. The styling is clearly a development of the Renault DeZir concept from 2010. With a steel roll cage, and all of the crash structures and safety features in place, the car weighs in at 1100kg.
The braking system consists of 280mm carbon discs, with six-pot brake callipers and a Bosch ABS system. Double wishbone and pushrod suspension, with Ohlins racing dampers, ensures total control and adjustability. All cars in the series will be required to run on a set of specially special Michelin 18-inch racing tyres.
With the first season kicking off in 2015, up to 20 Pro-Am teams will be able to enter the series, with racing taking place at World Series by Renault at various European circuits.
BHP: 550 bhp
Torque: 638 Nm
Weight: 1120 kg
Max speed: 300 km/h
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