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Twizy Renaultsport F1

Unveiled this week at the Valladolid plant where the Twizy is manufactured, the Twizy Renault Sport F1 performed its first public demonstration on the opening day of the World Series by Renault meeting at Motorland Aragon.

The Twizy Renault Sport F1 is equipped with a raft of technologies developed by Renault Sport and Renault Sport F1, including Formula Renault 2.0 slick race tyres, a Formula Renault 3.5 rain light, the Formula One KERS, and the Renault Sport Monitor fitted in the Megane Renaultsport and the Nouvelle Clio Renaultsport 200 EDC.

This concept car is also comes complete with two electric motors: the Twizy 80, which develops 13kW (equivalent to 17bhp) and the KERS – borrowed from F1 – which boosts power six-fold to 72kW (equivalent to 97bhp) and makes it available for 14 seconds, enabling the car to achieve acceleration comparable to the Megane Renaultsport.

That point was proved on the Motorland Aragon track, as the Twizy Renault Sport F1 took on the Megane Renaultsport in a duel to see which could reach 100kmh from a standing start the faster. Making the most of its low weight – a mere 564 kilograms – the Twizy Renault Sport F1 nosed in front as both cars powered down the track only for the Megane Renaultsport Collection 2013, with its 265bhp, to reel it back in. In the end the two combatants hit the 100kmh mark in the same time: six seconds flat.

Official Renault Sport Press Release.

Posted: 27 April 2013
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