The Renault Sport RS 01 Has a Lightweight Carbon Fiber Chassis

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 29, 2014
References: renaultsport & gizmag
The Renault Sport RS 01 is a GT Racer that will compete in the Renault Sports Trophy, a single-model racing championship organized by Renault as part of their World Series. The series comprises three championships -- the RS 01 is intended to be one of the highlights of the World Series.

The vehicle is a low-set racer that weighs only 1,100 kg despite a considerable width of 79 inches and a height of 44 inches. Its weight is minimal thanks to the use of a carbon fiber monocoque chassis designed by Italian manufacturer Dallara.

The Renault Sport RS 01 is powered by a Nismo V6 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine capable of producing a maximum torque of over 44 pounds-feet. The engine is hooked up to a seven-speed gearbox that is controlled by paddle-shift and is equipped with an anti-stall clutch function.