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!

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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
Bodywork Composites
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
Differential Limited slip
Clutch ZF Race Engineering, long service life with anti-stall function
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)
Length 4,710 mm
Width 2,000 mm
Height 1,116 mm
Wheelbase 2,744 mm
Front/rear track 1,675 / 1,624 mm
Fuel tank 150 litres
Weight < 1,100 kg

Source: Renaultsport