The 2013 Renault Twizy Sport F1 Concept Car is an electric urban compact car featuring muscular style and performance credentials to server as a bridge between the world of F1 technology and that of production cars. The Twizy Renault Sport F1 sits on the wheels of a single seater race car and is equipped with a front splitter, side-pods, rear wing and a diffuser complete with an F1 style rain light which forcefully express the concept’s ties with motor racing’s premier category.
Twizy Renault Sport F1 is much more than just a concept. In addition to its spectacular looks, it delivers genuine high performance thanks to its Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) which is identical to the solution used by Renault-powered Formula 1 cars.
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 quickly as Renault’s highest performing road car, Megane Renaultsport 265. This technological gem is the fruit of close collaboration between the engineers at Renaultsport and their colleagues at Renault Sport F1.
This extraordinary vehicle showcases Renault’s advanced expertise in electric technology employed in F1, notably in the field of KERS in which it was one of the precursors in 2009. Renault’s long standing commitment to motor racing’s blue ribband category provides it with a unique technological laboratory, giving it an advantage not only in the world of race cars, but also in that of road cars.