Almost too nice for the Racetrack

Moscow, September 1, 2014

At the Moscow Motor Show 2014 Renault has released its new race car RS 01 revealed. The stunningly drawn RS01 will compete in their own brand trophy at the World Series by Renault in 2015. Driven the race car of the 3.8 - liter twin-turbo V6 known from the Nissan GT - R. The performance is over 500 hp and over 600 Nm of torque. By comparison, the GT - R makes the unit 550 hp and 632 Newton meters. The most important change of the adjusted Nismo for racing engine is a new dry sump lubrication, which is to ensure the engine lubrication even in long and fast corners. A sequential seven-speed transmission from ZF transmits the power to the rear wheels. Is shifted via paddles on the steering wheel.

Under 1,100 pounds of weight

Renault says the new R. S. 01 lie in terms of performance between a GT3 car and a DTM race car. The maximum speed should be over 300 km / h. The car is built on a carbon fiber monocoque of the Italian specialists Dallara, and weighs less than 1,100 kilograms. The R. S. 01 is 4.71 meters long, two meters wide and 1.12 meters high. For the safety of a roll cage, crash boxes provide front and rear and a collapsible steering column and a bucket seat with Sabelt six - point belts. The entire arrangement meets the standards of the FIA LMP ( Le Mans prototype ). Rear 18 - inch wheels with central locking Michelin tires are six-piston brakes provide carbon fiber with 380 - millimeter wafers appealing for delay. Additional features include adjustable Ohlins dampers and a limited-slip differential.

Great incentive for pilots

According to Renault taking the striking design of the RS 01 bonds in the study DeZir, which caused at the Paris Motor Show in 2010 for attention. But designers Akio Shimizu was also of Renaults gas turbines record vehicle " Etoile Filante " ( shooting star ) inspire the on the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1956 broke through the 300 - km / h mark. The R. S. 01 is obtained with the Renault Sport Trophy his own brand trophy. The series includes nine races will be held, inter alia, in Monza, Spa or the Nurburgring. Take a total of 20 teams, each composed of professional and amateur riders. In addition to prizes for the best drivers and teams will be each season special incentives. So the winner will get in the professional category, the opportunity to complete a rookie test with the Nismo works team for the Japanese Super GT series. Should he meet all the requirements, he may continue his career in this championship. The best amateur pilot gets the chance to participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016 in an LMP2 prototype . ( sw )