The Next Big Thing: 2015 Renault Sports RS 01
Renault has finally come out with its latest production, the 2015 Renault Sports RS 01. The vehicle is all set to take part in the next season of World Series which is sponsored by a manufacturer from France. This Renault Sports RS 01 is also expected to be a part of other championships. Let us discuss how the vehicle looks like and what it’s hiding under the hood.
Dallara is a chassis manufacturer from Italy. It is the same company that the 2015 Renault Sports RS 01 got its chassis from. The vehicle weighs below 1,100 kilograms and has a fuel tank that can hold around 150 liters of fuel. The design of Renault Sports RS 01 fulfills the regulations set by the FIA for LMP1 class. At first glance the vehicle looks a bit similar to the Audi R8 GT3 but according to Renault the vehicle is inspired by DeZir, a concept car unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 2010.
The 2015 Renault Sports RS 01 is without any doubt one of the most efficient in the world when it comes to GT racers. The company’s aim was to make it as aerodynamic as they can to improve the performance on track, as well as make Renault Sports RS 01 as their iconic vehicle. It won’t be wrong to say that they have successfully produced what they were aiming for.
As is the case with every Renault vehicle designed under the eye of Lauren van der Acker, the RS 01 also has an evident logo right in the front and center of the vehicle. Below the logo is the grille which takes in all the air and which goes transporting through the chassis stem all the way to the water coolers.
The diffuser at the back of the Renault Sports RS 01 is what gives it a real push by extracting the air flow from bottom of the vehicle. On top of the diffuser are dual-exhausts and LED lights which add to the cutting edge design of the vehicle.
Let us go inside this mean machine and take a look of what is under the hood. This car is the kind of vehicle Renault was aiming to produce. It wouldn’t surprise anyone to know that this speed demon has a 3.8-liter V6 twin turbo engine which can produce up to 500 horsepower and the torque that goes above 442 pounds per feet. One of the major reasons why 2015 Renault Sports RS 01 is so fast is because of its light body, which made of carbon. The vehicle only weighs around 1,100 kilograms and is capable of going up to the speeds of over 300 kilometers per hour.
From its distinctive design to monstrous engine, the 2015 Renault Sports RS 01 has it all for those willing to go fast. The aerodynamic design and high speeds, puts it between a DTM and a GT3. It is without any doubt an extremely exquisite production from Renault.