Renault Unveils Ultra-Fast ZOE e-sport Concept [w

Renault Unveils Ultra-Fast ZOE e-sport Concept [w

Dubbed the ZOE e-sport, the high-output concept incorporates two electric motors - one for each axle - delivering a total 340kW of power and 640Nm of torque, making it more powerful than the single-seat FE racers, which are limited to 200kW.

Called the ZOE e-sport, it's a radical two-seat interpretation of Renault's all-electric city vehicle, boasting an aggressive, angular, wide bodykit, a colour scheme in homage to the Renualt e.dams Formula E team, and most importantly a four-wheel-drive powertrain borrowing Formula E technology. The body is made entirely of carbon fiber, and is now home to a host of wild scoops and wings created to hint at the performance on offer.

However, the ZOE e-sport does get parts like a front splitter, large rear diffuser and rear spoiler to boost the car's aerodynamics.

With the sportiest setting selected, the e-sport will go from 0-62mph in just 3.2 seconds and reach its 130mph top speed in under 10 seconds. To keep the motors and battery cooled Renault has used the same air and water cooling system it has developed for its Formula E team.

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The new Renault Zoe was launched previous year at the Paris Motor show.

The go-faster theme continues inside the cabin - accessible by simply tapping on a designated area - where Renault has installed a pair of Recaro bucket seats with racing harness and controls inspired by those found inside a Formula E auto. The dash features three zones that permit management of the gearbox, the driving mode where four options available and brake distribution. Despite the diet, the ZOE e-sport still comes in at 1,400kg.

The concept auto is all wheel drive and fitted with Ohlins four-way adjustable dampers while the power bias can be varied front to rear with instant acceleration. The bodywork is made from carbon fibre, while the steel roll cage incorporates Kevlar panels.

"The brief for the Renault ZOE e-sport concept couldn't have been simpler: 'Have fun!'".

For starters, Renault swapped the MacPherson-type strut front and torsion beam rear suspension for double wishbones all around. It also sits considerably lower than the stock Zoe and uses the same Öhlins adjustable dampers as Renault's extreme hot hatch, the Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R.

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