Car makers with a Formula One team are always trying to come up with new ideas for the sport and become a pioneer in it. So here’s Renault’s idea of a future Formula One car, presented in from Renault RS 2027 Vision Concept which, as the name suggests, is what they think F1 cars should look like in 2027.
We have to say, it does look good. But the extra features pitched by Renault RS 2027 Vision Concept as feasible may prove very difficult to implement in the real world. Here’s a taste of what they have in mind:
The pillars of Renault RS 2027 Vision Concept philosophy are simple and elegant ideas: greater focus on the drivers, more spectacular, more electric, safer racing. In order to achieve those goals the RS Vision introduces active LED lighting incorporated into the wheels and moves aerodynamic parts such as the car’s active wings for a more spectacular display, adds transparent cockpit and a transparent helmet so spectators can see the driver in action (human element), and wants extensive interaction between the cars and greater connection with spectators by giving the fans access to the telemetry of their favorite car.
In terms of safety they have the vision of an autonomous system that would take over in the case of an accident, along with an ultra-resistant polycarbonate cockpit canopy to protect against impact. Performance-wise, they want four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering and very high-energy density batteries, and environmentally, they propose the fuel tank capacity gets halved in the space of 10 years, plus a full-electric mode for use along the pit lane.