Meet the F1 car of the future.
The French company says it has used its “long experience of the sport” to create the vehicle, as the marque is preparing to celebrate its fortieth anniversary of involvement into the F1 series later this year. Renault also says this new study clearly “expresses the brand’s intention to be in the competition for the long-term.”
Not much is known for the concept so far and there’s only one teaser image. It doesn’t reveal much, but suggests the F1 car of the future could feature a retractable cockpit protection, confirming Renault is supporting the idea. The R.S. 2027 Vision also “probes areas in which new technologies might be carried over from motor racing to road vehicles for the benefit of customers, and vice-versa.”
Renault’s previous impressive concept was the Trezor, which was revealed as a futuristic, all-electric grand tourer in Paris last year. It features a Formula E-derived powertrain with 350 horsepower (260 kilowatts) and 380 Newton-meters (280 pound-feet) of torque sent to the rear wheels. With a drag coefficient of only 0.22, the study is capable of reaching 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in less than four seconds.
The manufacturer has selected the 2017 Auto Shanghai to reveal the R.S 2027 Vision concept in full. This will happen on April 19, so stay tuned.
- The first of Renault’s latest cycle of concept cars – which foreshadow the brand’s upcoming road cars – was the Renault TreZor
- Today, this new cycle is poised to continue with the imminent reveal of the R.S. 2027 Vision
- S. 2027 Vision concept car explores the brand’s vision of how Formula 1 might be in the future
- The R.S. 2027 Vision will be unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2017 on 19 April with Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director of Renault Sport Racing, and the four-time Formula 1 World Champion Alain Prost
The R.S. 2027 Vision embodies Renault’s vision of how Formula 1 might be in ten years’ time – 2027 – based on its long experience of the sport as it prepares to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of its involvement later this year. The new concept car also expresses the brand’s intention to be in the competition for the long-term. Indeed, Renault is eager to play a major role in shaping Formula 1’s evolution and to put drivers very much back at the heart of the sport.
The R.S. 2027 Vision also probes areas in which new technologies might be carried over from motor racing to road vehicles for the benefit of customers, and vice-versa.
The wraps are due to come off the R.S. 2027 Vision concept car at Auto Shanghai 2017 at 10h20 local time (03h20 GMT) on 19 April.