Equipped with a pair of electric motors, the EV is capable of churning out 460hp and 472lb-ft.
Called the ZOE e-sport, it's a radical two-seat interpretation of Renault's all-electric city auto, 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.
Plenty of aerodynamic trickery is woven into the all-carbon body. Also, the bumpers, lip spoiler and headlight/air intake surrounds feature a carbon fiber finish. It needs a mere 3.2 seconds to get from 0 to 62 miles per hour (100 kph) and hits the electronically top speed of 130 miles per hour (210 kph) in less than 10 seconds. That's almost 200bhp more than even a Formula E race auto now has.
The Renault Zoe, a subcompact hatchback, has little in common with the Tesla Model S besides a battery-electric powertrain and five doors.
Inside, the two Recaro bucket seats have been created to offer maximum grip during high-speed cornering, while the racing harnesses and rectangular steering wheel draw inspiration from Renault's experience in the electric Formula E racing series. The dash features three zones that permit management of the gearbox, the driving mode where four options available and brake distribution. The auto is all-wheel drive and sits on a wider track than the standard model for greater stability at high speeds.
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There was also the matter of potential job losses, but PSA has made the promise to "respect the existing agreements". GM has been struggling to make money in Europe for years and almost sold a majority stake the unit in 2009.
For the E-sport to make such a significant amount of power it has to carry around a 450kg battery, 160kg more than the standard vehicle.
Top speed is limited to 130mph, just fast enough for the E-sport to make the most of its array of aerodynamic aids. Ladies, lads, and gents, the Zoe e-Sport Concept is Renault's idea of a supercar-rivaling EV.
Inside, Renault fitted the e-Sport with a full FIA-spec roll cage and protective Kevlar panels, allowing it to be used at a track.
Due to the new chassis structure, the standard MacPherson strut front and torsion beam rear suspension setup have been replaced with 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.