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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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.