You are here
Holy merde, what is that? It’s the Renault Zoe e-Sport: a 460bhp, two-seater, four-wheel drive, electric supermini. Coming from any other manufacturer that would seem preposterous. Renault though, has rather a rich history of dreaming up absurd franken-hatches (see Renault 5 Turbo and Clio V6 for hair-whitening proof) and actually putting them into production. This is just another day at the office. So I can buy one? Erm, no. Sorry to poop the party before it’s got going, but you won’t be seeing this one at your local dealership, or wrapped around your local lamppost. That’s because the Zoe e-Sport concept is a one-off, designed to draw a link between Renault’s efforts in Formula E and its road cars. Unusually for a show car though, it’s fully functional, which is how I come to find myself strapped into the driver’s seat, an empty track in front of me and that time a Clio V6 spat me off a track at 100mph for no apparent reason playing on loop in my head. OK, so how much standard Zoe has it got in it?