In 1995 was born the Renault Espace Formula 1, a prototype that was mounted on a V10 engine for Formula 1 that produced 800 HP, and that allowed him to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds.
Hace 20 years Renault we are surprised with a development based on the Espace, motorized with an engine borrowed from the Formula 1. It was the Renault Espace Formula 1, a small demon with 800 horsepower, with its motor located in rear center position.
The Renault Espace was a minivan Segment D that the French house opened in the year 1984. In its second generation, and just as it was celebrating its tenth anniversary, Matra created this special edition at the same time celebrated the return of Renault to Formula 1.
despite the fact that outwardly it looked like a Espace, in reality under your skin I shared more parts with a Formula 1 with the production model. The chassis was of carbon fiber and his body was also reinforced with a piece of carbon. Its engine was a Renault V10 RS5 3.5 l 40V, derived from that used in the Williams-Renault FW15C in the year 1993, but is specially designed to develop 800 CV.
The power was transmitted to the rear wheels through a gearbox semi-automatic 6-speed, derived from the Williams FW15C . The mechanical device allowed him to accelerate 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 6,9 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 312 km/h.
Only built one unit of the Renault Espace F1, which you can enjoy in the video attached to this article.