it Is said fast. It has been over 20 years since Renault we present one of the prototypes most insane we’ve ever seen, the Renault Espace F1. That beast is impossible, a minivan with the engine of a Formula 1, was created to commemorate the first decade of the history of the Renault Espace, a product that today is in its fifth generation, and has in its possession more than 30 springs. Now that is already among us the new Renault Espace, a modern vision of the mini van, with the features of crossover, it is a good time to remember this video of the Renault Espace F1 with a great pilot at the controls, with the good of Alain Prost. More information: “Prototypes, cutting edge: the Renault Espace F1“.
To put this in context, let us recall some details of the Renault Espace F1. Back in the nineties, Renault had returned to the Formula 1, at that time, as a motorist, supplying winning teams such as Williams, in which militaría the own Alain Prost.
Was at that time when Renault decided to an idea so eccentric as to use the engine of the Formula 1 with which Alain Prost won champion in 1993, and Williams-Renault would achieve the title of builders.
Renault decided to take their expertise in competition preparation is very flamboyant Renault Espace second generation, with streets widened, body and suspension discounted, items aerodynamic several, and, above all, a heart impossible for a minivan.
The Renault Espace F1 was equipped with a V10 3.5-liter, 40-valve, with nothing more and nothing less than 800 HP of power, around 100 HP more than those provided in the Formula 1, 1993. Renault opted to install the engine in central position, to make it rear wheel drive and a change of competition of six relations. Even equipped this beast with brakes carbocerámicos.
The result was a beast that reached 312 km/h and accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and from 100 to 200 km/h in 4.1 seconds. Figures ridiculizarían to many sports.
But, obviously, the Renault Espace F1 I would never make the street. Everything was a nice experience that we can now remember thanks to videos like the great Alain Prost. Videos in which we can delight us with his amazing sound, which fans of the competition sure you remember very good moments glued to the tv, and for a moment will take us to the past, to the Formula 1 of those vibrant years ninety.