Looks can be deceiving they say. It proves to be true in the case of this machine right here “TWIZY RENAULT SPORT F1”. With looks of a golf cart-like car, this electric concept car got some serious mechanism under its hood. This ‘Twizy’ is meant to be speeding on the F1 tracks!
With the standard electric motor comes the F1-style Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), eating up the rear seat space, which is capable of boosting the Twizy’s 17 horsepower to 97 horsepower but only for 13 seconds at a time.
The KERS system, recovering and storing energy from braking, takes the 53mph Twizy to 68mph, still keeping the scope for improvement for the French automakers to meet the F1 standard. To create F1-derived technology that was road relevant and making a few people smile while also making a serious point is what Michel Jalinier, President and Managing Director of Renault Sport F1 feels.
Even though Renault’s productions plans for “Twizy Renault Sport F1” seem uncertain, this concept car hints about the company’s use of KERS technology in its future road cars.