1995 Renault Espace F1 Concept review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 3 February 2007 , 12:02:56 byAlina

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Renault Espace F1 Concept

The Espace is the result of ten years collaboration between Renault and Matra. The model showed its face for the first time in 1994. Matra used the engine of the world champion Williams Renault fitting it in the central of the Espace without making any other changes. How did they do it? Well, they took an Espace off the assembly-line, cut out its floor pan to replace it with a carbon body structure attaching the engine. The model is powered by a V10 engine that is able to deliver 820 horsepower and sends the power to the wheels through a sequential box and automatic attitude control. It can accelerate reaching a top speed of 300 km/h. The model features a new and special front end, powerful brakes and new aerodynamics that help holding it to the road.

After ten years of partnership between Renault and Matra, in 1994 came on the market a new car: the Espace F1. Matra used 1994 world champions Williams Renault’s power train unit and the engine was fitted centrally in the Espace without changing the model. In order to do this they , they took an Espace off the assembly-line, cut out its floor pan to replace it with a carbon body structure harbouring the 820 hp V10, sequential box and automatic attitude control. With a special front end, ad hoc brakes and aerodynamic appendices to prevent it from flying away, it could get up to 300 kph!