Last month, Renault Sport Technologies made a brave, bold announcement: it would build a brand new RS Trophy show car to compete in the World Series by Renault.
Meet Renault's new R.S 01 racer
The 500bhp World Series by Renaultracer will be revealed next month. Here’s another picture
Today, we learn its name: it's called the R.S 01. Oh, and it'll have more than 500bhp.
Interest sufficiently piqued? Good. We've only been given a few key details, but they are Good Details. The chassis is a carbon monocoque, built by Dallara, while that monster engine will be a Nismo unit making that headline power output.
There's also a seven-speed sequential gearbox suppled by Sadev, driving the rear wheels, and specific rubber, too; Michelin has been tasked with developing a bespoke tyre package for the R.S 01.
RST tell us this track pony will weigh just 1100kg, which means a solid power-to-weight ratio of just under 500bhp per tonne. No word on a 0-62mph time, but expect it to be quick enough to make you reconsider your life choices.
The full unveil - with all the details and proper pics (not the shady teaser above) - will be at the Moscow Motor Show on 27 August. Put it in your diary.