RenaultSport’s latest racer – the R.S. 01 – made its first outing on-track this week in Jerez. The debut run was part of the 10th anniversary of the World Series by Renault Formula 1 feeder category.[Not a valid template]
Built around a carbon monocoque that weighs less than 1100kg, the new RenaultSport R.S. 01 is powered by a 3.8-litre twin turbo V6 (a version of which powers Nissan’s formidable GT-R) and produces 493bhp. The new RenaultSport model is thus capable of reaching more than 300kph. Renault ambassador – and four-time Formula 1 champion Alain Prost was behind the wheel for the opening shakedown.
The RenaultSport R.S. 01 is scheduled to make its competitive debut in the 2015 Renault Sport Trophy, a support series for the World Series by Renault. Pro category winners of the LMP-style RenaultSport Trophy will receive a rookie test with Nismo’s Super GT team in Japan, whilst the Am category winner gets the chance to test Nismo’s official 2016 Le Mans LMP2 prototype.
Source – renaultsport