The R.S. 2027 Vision concept car unveiled on 19 April at the Shanghai Motor Show illustrates the Renault take on the shape of Formula 1 ten years hence, in 2027. To a great extent, this vision builds on the three main foundations of Renault innovation today: the electric vehicle, the connected vehicle and the autonomous vehicle. Key technologies in these three areas are, or will shortly be, available on Renault production vehicles.
The mythical Étoile Filante (Shooting Star) makes a fitting exhibition stablemate for the R.S. 2027 Vision concept car, and a proud statement on Renault’s long-standing motorsport excellence.
As Renault readies up for celebrating 40 years in Formula 1, the space-age R.S. 2027 Vision concept car leaps ten years into the future to express Renault’s vision of where the sport is heading. It’s more human, more conscious of the entertainment factor, more exciting.
So tyres – they’re essentially just a bunch of lookalike, big circular chunks of black rubber, aren’t they? Not in Formula 1, where drivers have access to a full colour-coded range – and where making the correct choice is absolutely crucial.
Formula 1 has embraced a bold new era in 2017. Longer, wider and with enhanced aerodynamics, the cars are faster than their predecessors to the tune of several seconds per lap – as will almost certainly be proven in this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix (April 7-9), the second round on the world championship calendar.
Shanghai Motor Show, 19 April 2017. At the Shanghai Show, Renault will be unveiling its R.S. 2027 Vision concept car, an enthralling stylistic opinion on the shape of Formula 1 to come, informed by forty years’ winning experience in the sport. What will Formula 1 look like in 2027?
Alpine today presented the Signatech Alpine Matmut team's programme for the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at its new showroom. With two brand new LMP2 race car, the team is ready to fight to win a new title this yeat again and make a memorable year.
In this exceptional interview we quizzed two of the people who are writing the latest chapter in the Alpine history. Michael van der Sande, Alpine managing director, and David Twohig, Alpine chief engineer clue us up on some of the A110 secrets.
The big day’s finally here, after years of eager expectancy: Alpine’s at the Geneva International Motor Show with the long-awaited A110, a two-seater sports coupé with centrally-mounted rear-end engine truer than ever to the Alpine spirit of elegance, agility and authenticity. It’s made at the Dieppe plant in France, and will be shipping in Europe from late 2017 prior to staggered rollout in the rest of the world.
After launching New Renault ZOE, with its 400 km travel range (NEDC), at the 2016 Paris Show Motor, Renault is following through with further spectacular proof of its primacy in electric vehicle development, in the form of ZOE e-Sport, its new electric concept car, starring at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Just imagine New Renault ZOE metamorphosing into a sportscar!