RENAULT EXPLORES THE FUTURE OF RACING AND TECHNOLOGY WITH ITS NEW R.S. 2027 VISION CONCEPT CAR

  • The first of Renault’s latest cycle of concept cars – which foreshadow the brand’s upcoming road cars – was the Renault TreZor
  • Today, this new cycle is poised to continue with the imminent reveal of the R.S. 2027 Vision
  • R.S. 2027 Vision concept car explores the brand’s vision of how Formula 1 might be in the future
  • The R.S. 2027 Vision will be unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2017 on 19 April with Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director of Renault Sport Racing, and the four-time Formula 1 World Champion Alain Prost

The R.S. 2027 Vision embodies Renault’s vision of how Formula 1 might be in ten years’ time – 2027 – based on its long experience of the sport as it prepares to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of its involvement later this year. The new concept car also expresses the brand’s intention to be in the competition for the long-term. Indeed, Renault is eager to play a major role in shaping Formula 1’s evolution and to put drivers very much back at the heart of the sport.

The R.S. 2027 Vision also probes areas in which new technologies might be carried over from motor racing to road vehicles for the benefit of customers, and vice-versa.

The wraps are due to come off the R.S. 2027 Vision concept car at Auto Shanghai 2017 at 10h20 local time (03h20 GMT) on 19 April.

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About Groupe Renault

Groupe Renault has been making cars since 1898. Today it is an international multi-brand group, selling more than 3.18 million vehicles in 125 countries in 2016, with 36 manufacturing sites, 12,000 sales outlets and employing more than 120,000 people. To meet the major technological challenges of the future and continue its strategy of profitable growth, the Group is harnessing its international growth and the complementary fit of its three brands, Renault, Dacia and Renault Samsung Motors, together with electric vehicles and the unique Alliance with Nissan. With a new team in Formula 1 and a strong commitment to Formula E, Renault sees motorsport as a vector of innovation and brand awareness.

In the UK, Groupe Renault UK has nearly 160 dealers selling the range of Renault cars, LCVs and Dacia. Groupe Renault UK sales outgrew the UK vehicle market during 2016, with sales totalling 137,506 vehicles – up 8 per cent on 2015. Renault UK was voted number one in the 2016 Auto Express Driver Power survey for dealer satisfaction. 

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