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NICE WHIPS: RENAULT SPORT R.S. 01 RACECAR

NICE WHIPS: RENAULT SPORT R.S. 01 RACECAR
Renault has officially debuted its brand new R.S. 01 racecar, which the company will be using in its Renault sport Trophy racing series. Developed in collaboration with Italian chassis manufacturer Dalara, the racer’s body is made from composite materials and boasts a curb weight of less than 2,500 pounds. Powering the car is the twin-turbo V6 engine from the Nissan GTR, which has been tweaked by Nismo to produce more than 500 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. No word on 0-60 mph times but the car’s top speed will be in excess of 185 mph. If you’re a fan of racing, expect to see the R.S. 01 in next year’s World Series by Renault.