if there’s ever a car that sits between a Formula 1 race car and a fun EV, the Twizy Renault Sport F1 Concept Car would be it. born as a concept, the Twizy Renault is the French automaker’s fun take on the firm’s electric urban compact Twizy. this blend of cute car with aggressive styling looks more like a Mario go-kart on steroid, but of course, that doesn’t make it any less desirable. in fact, it is the opposite. fun and aggressive cuteness asides, this EV packs a serious electric performance message. under the hood, it has F1-derived Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) that stores the recovered energy from braking, allowing it to be used to temporary boost the Twizy Renault’s output from 17 horses to 97 horses, albeit for just a short-lived 13 seconds period at a time. according to Renault, this temporary jolt of power is capable of propelling this F1 funny car from naught to 100 km/h as quickly as the Renault Megane Renaultsport 265. and if we remember correctly, that’s like in the region of six seconds – a figure not to trifle with.
while the technology driving it is nothing short of awesome, it is the Twizy Renault’s super aggressive styling that has us in the awe. styling elements include a set of Formula 2 wheels with slicks tires, a front splitter, side-pods, a super large rear wing and a diffuser complete with an Formula 3.5 race car’s rain light. all we can say that this is one heck of a cute beast. unfortunately, Renault has no plan to put the Twizy Renault Sport F1 Concept Car into production (not entirely a surprise, is it?) nor will there be a race class for it, but instead this EV will grace major events throughout the year, kicking off with its first public appearances at the World Series by Renault meeting at Aragon, Spain, happening from April 27-28. for those who are not lucky enough to ogle over it in person, you can check out a few more imageries in the mini gallery below, or learn more about the Twizy Renault Sport F1 Concept Car HERE.