1995 Renault Espace F1 Concept
This Espace came on the scene in 1994, celebrating ten years of partnership between Renault and Matra with ten cylinders for birthday candles. To make the Espace F1, Matra used 1994 world champions Williams Renaultâs power train unit.
This engine was fitted centrally in the Espace without changing the model. To do so, they took an Espace off the assembly-line, cut out its floor pan to replace it with a carbon body structure harbouring the 820 hp V10, sequential box and automatic attitude control.
With a special front end, ad hoc brakes and aerodynamic appendices to prevent it from flying away, it could get up to 300 kph!
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|price $||$ Prototype|
|engine||RS4 Grand Prix V10|
|displacement||3500 cc / 213.6 in³|
|power||596.6 kw / 800.0 bhp @ rpm|
|specific output||228.57 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||615.38 bhp per tonne|
|torque||705.0 nm / 520.0 ft lbs @ rpm|
|driven wheels||Mid Engine / RWD|
|front brakes||Vented Carbon Discs|
|f brake size||mm / in|
|rear brakes||Vented Carbon Discs|
|r brake size||mm / in|
|curb weight||1300 kg / 2866 lbs|
|wheelbase||2715 mm / 106.9 in|
|length||4430 mm / 174.4 in|
|width||2050 mm / 80.7 in|
|top speed||~312.2 kph / 194.0 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||~2.8 seconds|