RENAULT SPORT R.S. 01 tackles the Jerez circuit [videos]

Renault Sport has released a couple of new videos which show the R.S. 01 putting in a few laps at the Jerez circuit in Spain.

Originally unveiled last year, the R.S. 01 is a purpose-built race car that features a carbon monocoque chassis and an aerodynamic composite body.  Thanks to the lightweight construction, the model tips the scales at less than 1,100 kg (2,425 lbs).

Power is provided by a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine that develops more than 500 bhp (373 kW) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque.  It is connected to a seven-speed sequential transmission which enables the car to hit a top speed in excess of 300 km/h (186 mph).

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