French carmaker Renault has decided to go a bit crazy and this is how the new Twizy Sport F1 was born. The concept is a KERS-equipped model that has zero chances of entering production. The new model features a front splitter, side-pods, rear wing and diffuser and an F1-style rain light. It is capable of great performance thanks to the Kinetic Energy Recovery System which is the same solution used by Renault-powered Formula 1 cars. This technology showcases the advanced expertise of Renault in electric technology employed in F1. The new Twizy Sport F1 will be shown at major events throughout the year, beginning with its first public appearance at the World Series by Renault meeting in Spain, followed by the Barcelona motor Show. In order to highlight the link with Formula 1 and the Renault Sport race car range, both Renault Sport F1 and Renault Sport Technologies contributed to the design of the Twizy Renault Sport F1.
The KERS is designed to recover some of the kinetic energy which is generated under braking. Instead of being lost in the form of the heat, this energy is recovered and stored before being used to boost power output, just like in Formula 1. The model is equipped with two electric motors, the original 17 horsepower one together with an F1-style KERS which has been grafted to turn the concept car into a genuine pocket rocket capable of great performance. When the KERS is activated, the power output of the model increases from 17 to 97 horsepower. This boost is available for around 13 seconds. Because of this additional power, the concept car is capable of accelerating from standstill to 62 mph. the kinetic energy produced under deceleration is insufficient to charge the battery of the KERS. The engineers have developed a system that enables the battery to be charged by siphoning power from the main motor. This is actually the perfect solution for the way the KERS is used when it comes to independence.
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