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Renault R.S. 01 name confirmed for new racer (video)

Renault Sport has announced another preview of the new race car it is planning to build, called the R.S. 01. It will be a bespoke model using loads of high-tech know-how from Renault’s motorsport heritage.

Renault RS 01

Specific details are still hazy at this stage. As far as we know the car will use a low-slung layout which will be ready for the World Series by Renault championship next year.

Power will come from a Nismo-sourced engine producing around 373kW (500hp), linked up to a seven-speed sequential Sadev transmission.

It certainly seems like an exciting project, with this teaser video showing promising design cues that appear to borrow from some of the most exotic supercars of today.

All will be revealed at the Moscow Motor Show on August 27.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

  • Raphael Chapman

    i don’t see how this would be an LMP1 car in a GT car structure. it is either a GT car, or it isn’t, can’t be both. (or can it?)