/Renaultsport RS01 Race Car Unveiled

Renaultsport RS01 Race Car Unveiled

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Following a couple of fairly interesting teasers, Renault can now show us their brand-new racing machine, called the Renaultsport RS01. This unique competition car is designed and developed for a new one-make racing series the French automaker is planning to launch.

Renaultsport RS01 will be the star of its own show in Renaultsport Trophy championship in the World Series by Renault from next year. The car has superb specs for a one-make series though, including a carbon monocoque chassis with LMP1 2014 standards and a 500 horsepower engine.

That carbon monocoque means the RS01 is extremely light at around 1,100 kg, and that 500 hp 3.8 litre V6 twin-turbo engine means it is pretty fast – top speed over 300 kph. All of that together means this is a very serious race car, guaranteed to attracted a lot of interest in the new series.

Renaultsport RS01 full technical specs:

Type Dallara carbon monocoque and steel roll cage
Safety Monocoque, 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
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
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
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 Braid wheels, central mounting
Tyres Michelin 30/68 R18 (front) and 31/71 R18 (rear)
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 litres
Weight < 1,100 kg


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