Even Renault themselves are bored with Twizy electric urban commuter thingy, which is probably why they came up with this concept. The Sport F1 is a version of the Twizy fitted with a Formula 1 style KERS system, and a F1-style aero kit.
The Twizy’s rear seats are removed and replaced with a KERS system comprising electric motor-generator unit (MGU) directly linked to the driveshaft, control unit, and lithium-ion battery. The system instantly boosts power output six-fold to reach almost 100 horsepower and is capable of catapulting the car from standstill to 62 mph as fast as a Megane RS 265. The system adds about 30 kg to the weight of the Twizy, but it makes up for it with power.
The car also gets a carbon splitter, side-pods and rear wing,a s well as racing mirrors and diffuser, plus an F1-type steering wheel from the Renault Sport Technologies catalogue. The KERS system is behind a transparent window, so you can see the bit and bobs. Although, who finds some capacitors and circuits interesting we don’t know.
The KERS system restores the wasted energy of braking and use it to boost the output of Twizy’s tiny electric motor. Once activated, it increases the standard from 17 horsepower to 97 horsepower (72kW), which is quite remarkable. Just like an F1 car – and the car racing game in your smartphone – the boost is available for approximately 13 seconds.
Sadly, Renault has no plans to put this concept into production.