Renault's R.S. 2027 Vision Imagines The Near Future Of Formula 1
As we are already three races into the 2017 Formula 1 season, French multinational automobile manufacturer Renault has envisioned the future of the sport. While today's cars on the racetrack are faster and more powerful than their predecessors, Renault has come up with a concept car that leaps 10 years into the future to help us imagine how advanced next-generation Grand Prix cars could be compared to their existing counterparts.
Renault, which is preparing for celebrating its 40 years in Formula 1, has named the radical machine as 'R.S. 2027 Vision'. Unveiled at this week's Shanghai Auto Show, the 2027 F1 concept car is a perfect blend of power and technology with a futuristic appearance.
Although the R.S. 2027 Vision weighs only 600 kilograms, it gets boosted by a battery system almost five times as powerful as those currently used in today's F1 racers. Despite being a light-weight vehicle, it would produce around 1,340 horsepower for an unprecedented power-to-weight ratio. For reference, current F1 cars weigh up to over 700 kilograms with power peaking at around 950 horsepower.