Renault has revealed its vision of the F1 car of the future in the form of a spectacular concept which could see the light of day a decade from now.
To mark its 40 years in Formula 1, the French manufacturer also delivered its 'RS.2027 Vision', which is its own idea on what the sport itself could look like down the road.
Renault's vision features a ‘more human-centric championship, with drivers at the heart of the sport, as illustrated by a transparent cockpit and a transparent helmet’, in order for fans to see the driver’s face and expressions.
The concept car itself would provide ‘a more spectacular show, with active LED lighting incorporated into the wheels, and moving aerodynamic parts such as the car’s active wings.'
The RS.2027 Vision would be four-wheel drive, powered by a V6 turbo-charged power unit featuring two Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems, one front and rear, generating 500kW, compared to 120kW in 2027.
The total amount of power would be 1 megawatt, with the weight limited to 600kg, and a fuel tank restricted to 60kg.
"One role of Renault Sport Racing is to anticipate the future of Formula 1 so that it draws a maximum number of fans in an environment consistent with Groupe Renault’s objectives,” said Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul.
"We look forward to generating inspired conversations with the racing community, fans and enthusiasts through this concept that highlights our ideas and desires."
Check out the short video below and travel into Renault and perhaps' Formula 1's future.
— Renault Sport F1 (@RenaultSportF1) April 19, 2017