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Renault’s RS01 racer sounds amazing
When we showed you the Renault RS01 a couple of months back, one thing was immediately clear to those equipped with eyes: the LMP1-spec racer is one seriously good-looking car.
And today brings good news for ears as well as eyes, because we now learn that the RS01 sounds as good as it looks.
Footage has emerged of an unliveried RS01 testing at Italy’s Monza circuit, and you’ll want to turn up your speakers for this. And then imagine a couple of dozen RS01s on track at once, swapping paint and kicking lumps out of each other…
A quick reminder of the RS01’s specs, then: the 1100kg carbon-fibre-monocoqued racer uses a dry-sumped version of the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 from the Nissan GT-R, making ‘in excess’ of 500bhp and 443lb ft, pumped to the rear wheels through a seven-speed sequential box.
And it makes a noise like a thousand enraged baritone wasps. Now, who said V6 turbos couldn’t sound good, Bernie?