Twizy gone crazy

Posted on: April 26th, 2013

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We are admittedly fans of cars built by Renault’s RS Wing but it seems that the guys at Renaultsport have gone a little bit bonkers with their new creation – the Twizy Renault Sport F1 Concept.

What used to be an electric quadricycle-like compact has been transformed into a performance machine bearing F1 technology thanks to some dabbling by the Renaultsport F1 engineers as well. The most notable bit of kit which it gains is a KERS system which works in tandem with the original 17bhp-equivalent electric motor.

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With power being derived from regenerated braking energy as well as the electric motor, KERS boost is available to the driver almost all the time, providing an extra 79bhp when called upon. When the boost button on the Formula Renault 3.5-inspired steering wheel is pressed, the car will sprint all the way to 109kph at a maximum of 10,000rpm.

By fattening the car up with KERS, it now weighs 564 kg, 91kg heavier than the standard Twizy. However, power-to-weight ratio has been upped significantly, measuring at 1 bhp per 5.8kg as opposed to 1 bhp per 25kg for the regular car.

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Other F1-inspired bits slapped onto the Twizy RS F1 Concept include a not-so-subtle body kit consisting of side pods, a rear diffuser, massive wings for the front and rear on top of a yellow and black livery reminscent of Renault’s past F1 cars.

If we have accidentally convinced you to actually want to buy one, we’re sorry to say that this will strictly be a one-off concept.

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