Renault Sport may not have revealed too many details about its forthcoming track special, but those it has lead us to believe that the ‘R.S. 01′ is going to be seriously cool.
Designed by the French automaker’s competition and performance division – Renault Sport Technologies – for a new one-make class in its World Series Championship, the R.S. 01 is being built on a Dallara Automobili carbon fibre monocoque chassis. Power will come from a NISMO-sourced engine good for 500hp, and it’ll find its way to the ground through a Sadev seven-speed sequential transmission and special Michelin tyres. According to Renault Sport, the circuit special tips the scales at just 1,100kg (2,425lb), so it’s safe to assume that it’s going to be very quick.
All we have right now is the image above and this teaser video with some engine noises, but some vision of the race-ready machine and its full specification will come to light on August 27 when it’s officially unveiled at the Moscow Motor Show. If it’s half as cool as the Renault Sport Mégane Trophy, then it should be good!