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2015 Renault Renaultsport R.S. 01 Race Car

Technical Specs
500 hp 442 lb-ft n/a 186 mph
Horsepower Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Engine Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Type Twin-Turbo V6 Length 185.4 in (4710 mm)
Displacement 232 cu in (3799 cc) Width 78.7 in (2000 mm)
Power > 500 hp (373 kW) Height 43.9 in (1116 mm)
Torque > 442 lb-ft (600 Nm) Weight 2425 lb (1100 kg)
Redline 6800 rpm Performance
Electric Power n/a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) n/a
Electric Torque n/a 1/4 mile n/a
Net Power n/a 60-0 mph Braking n/a
Driveline Top Speed > 186 mph (300 km/h)
Layout Rear Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
Transmission EPA Fuel Mileage - City n/a
Type 7 Speed Sequential EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY n/a
Tires Origin & Price
Tire Size - Front R18 Manufacturer's Origin France
Tire Size - Rear R18 Base Price 351,000 EUR ($460,000)
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Renault Unveils Race Car for New One-Make Renaultsport Trophy Championship

Published: Wed Aug 27, 2014 by Marko P.  |  Source: Renault
The Renaultsport R.S. 01 is positioned between a GT3 and a DTM in terms of performance.
The Renaultsport R.S. 01 is positioned between a GT3 and a DTM in terms of performance.

The Renaultsport R.S. 01 race car will form the basis for a new one-make Renaultsport Trophy championship starting next year.

With a design governed by an absolute pursuit of aerodynamic downforce, a weight of less than 2,425 lb (1,100 kg) and an engine developing over 500 hp, the Renaultsport R.S. 01 is able to reach a top speed of over 186 mph.

"Renaultsport R.S. 01 is a spectacular racing car, in the purest tradition of GT. With its high-level sporting capacities, Renaultsport R.S. 01 illustrates the rich expertise of Renaultsport, and its ability to develop the racing cars that will reveal future GT or Endurance champions," said Alain Prost, three-time Formula 1 champion and Renault Ambassador for motorsport.

Renault wants the new car to add a fresh dimension to customer sport and to talent-spotting among pilots and amateur drivers. The Renaultsport Trophy championship, an event built to measure, will be a new opportunity for "Pro-Am" teams, and a gateway to the GT, DTM, ELMS and WEC championships.

Design Inspired by Concept Cars

The Renaultsport R.S. 01 sets out to be one of the world's most efficient GT racers. The aim was twofold: to make Renaultsport R.S. 01 an iconic Renault vehicle, and to contribute to track performance through a constant quest for aerodynamic efficiency.

Like all the Renault vehicles designed under the management of Laurens van den Acker, Renaultsport R.S. 01 displays a prominent logo, the key feature on the front end. At the center of the grille, the air is "sucked in" and channelled by the stem of the chassis towards the two water coolers.

Underlined by the graphic pattern running from the headlights to the side air intakes, the low-slung profile is characteristic of a GT with a central rear engine.

The rear diffuser "pushes"' Renaultsport R.S. 01 to the track, extracting the air flow sweeping under the flat bottom. The diffuser is topped by a twin exhaust and LED lights, completing the original light signature that extends across the width of Renault Sport R.S. 01 almost in its entirety.

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