Renaultsport R.S. 01 - 500HP and 600Nm
Renaultsport has unveiled the R.S. 01 racecar coming with a LMP1-eligible carbon fiber monocoque. The R.S. 01 complies with LMP1 regulations and has been developed in collaboration with Dallara.
The futuristic body will be made from composites and will include a front lower splitter channeling the air flow into extractors installed behind the front wheels. These extractors are running along the doors and change their shape turning into intercooler scoops aiding cooling. At the back there's a massive wing and diffuser as well as LED taillights and a twin exhaust arrangement.
The R.S. 01 rolls 18" Braid wheels wrapped in specially developed Michelin tires while the stopping power comes from 380mm carbon discs with 6-piston calipers.
Other features worth mentioning include a steel roll cage and a double wishbone + pushrods suspension together with two-way Öhlins adjustable dampers. In terms of dimensions, the Renault R.S. 01 is 4710mm long, 2000mm wide and 1166mm tall, with a 2744mm wheelbase and 1675mm front & 1624mm rear tracks.
The engine is a 3.8 liter V6 from Nissan GT-R – over 500HP (373 kW) and 600Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque. The power is sent to the rear wheels via a 7-speed Sadev sequential gearbox.
Full specs – below!
|Type||Dallara carbon monocoque and steel roll cage|
|Safety||Monocoque, roll cage and crashboxes compliant with FIA LMP1 2014 standards, collapsible steering column, Sabelt seat FIA 8862/2009 standard|
|Aerodynamic features||Front blade and splitter, stepped flat bottom, rear diffuser and rear wing|
|Type||Nismo V6 - 24 valves – 3,799 cm3|
|Layout||Longitudinal central rear|
|Feed||Injection – 2 turbochargers|
|Max power||> 500 hp|
|Max torque||> 600 N.m|
|Max engine speed||6,800 rpm|
|Electronic management||Pectel SQ6M with traction control|
|Data acquisition||Cosworth ICD Pro|
|Type||Rear wheel drive|
|Gearbox||Sadev sequential, 7 speed+ reverse|
|Control||XAP semi-automatic with steering-wheel paddles|
|Clutch||ZF Race Engineering, long service life with anti-stall function|
|RUNNING GEAR AND SUSPENSION|
|Suspension||Double wishbone + pushrods|
|Dampers||Öhlins 2-way adjustable|
|Brakes||PFC Brakes 380 mm carbon discs, 6-piston calipers, Bosch ABS system|
|Steering||Hydraulic power steering|
|Wheels||Braid wheels, central mounting|
|Tyres||Michelin 30/68 R18 (front) and 31/71 R18 (rear)|
|DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES|
|Front/rear track||1,675 / 1,624 mm|
|Fuel tank||150 litres|
|Weight||< 1,100 kg|