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  • Renault Espace F1 is a crazy concept, where traditional minivan layout is combined with engine and transmission from a Formula 1 car.

    The Espace F1 was only driven in anger on a few occasions and now rests in Renault's museum. It's good to know that there once was a minivan that could haul.

    The Renault Kangoo, Trafic, and Master can now be had in a limited-run No, these aren't nearly as exciting as the Espace F1 minivan.

    Renault f1 minivan

    Renault f1 minivan

    Carlitox carlitox 4th January , What an absolute beast. Given a free choice of engine no one would want a 1. However, the deal failed to happen. Arnold Triyudho Wardono ernietheracefan 5th January , 4:

    Renault f1 minivan

    Renault f1 minivan

    Renault f1 minivan

    Renault f1 minivan

    Renault f1 minivan

    A Minivan Powered by Formula 1 – The Renault Espace F1 - Dyler

    The Renault Espace F1 was arguably an even more radical creation. It has a price tag to match too, not that there are any examples left to buy. In the mid-nineties Renault was looking for new ways of using its hugely successful F1 engine programme to promote its road cars.

    The French manufacturer hit on an inspired idea. Having popularised the multi-person vehicle with the Espace, launched in , Renault marked its tenth anniversary by equipping one with its latest F1 title-winning engine. Creating the Espace F1 was not the work of a moment. The aerodynamic shortcomings of the slab-sided car meant major surgery was needed to accept its radical transplant: Former F1 constructor Matra, who manufactured the standard Espace for Renault, took on the task of fusing the two under the guidance of former F1 designer Gerard Ducarouge.

    Renault f1 minivan

    Bespoke front suspension was created along with most of the bodywork below the window line. Carbon fibre was used extensively to strengthen the body and form the vast rear wing which kept the beast on the ground.

    The car was developed at the Paul Ricard circuit which returns to the F1 calendar this year by Eric Bernard, who had ample experience of the drive train as it also powered the Ligier he raced for most of Although the seven-seat configuration of the original Espace could not be retained there was still room for three passengers in addition to the driver.

    Renault f1 minivan

    The rear couple sat either side of the screaming V10 and could peer down at it through transparent plastic. Among the most famous passengers of the car was Frank Williams, who was taken for hot laps by his then-driver David Coulthard.

    The Renault Espace F1 powerplant was on display The Espace F1 offered supercar levels of performance in a machine which looked like it belonged on the school run.

    The shriek of an F1 engine has surely never sounded more incongruous than when it came from this one-off creation. For F1 drivers used to a low-slung cockpit, being perched high in the Espace was a strange sensation. Unsurprisingly the unwieldy body shape and high centre of gravity made for extremely tricky handling. At 1,kg it weighed two-and-a-half times as much as a contemporary F1 car. But with well over bhp on tap the Renault Espace F1 covered the mph sprint in 2. Of course unlike Mercedes, Renault did not create a production version of the Espace F1.

    Renault f1 minivan

    Got a potential story, tip or enquiry? Find out more about RaceFans and contact us here. Phylyp phylyp 4th January , Thanks for this feature, Keith. Jere jerejj 4th January , Alex Bkk alex-bkk 4th January , Jimmi Cynic jimmi-cynic 5th January , Pat Ruadh fullcoursecaution 4th January , Ah the Renault Espace F1….

    Pity it never had a production run like the Vauxhall Lotus Carlton. The best car in Gran Turismo 2. StefMeister stefmeister 4th January , StephenH 4th January , Hakk the rack 5th January , 7: Dave 4th January , Ruben 4th January , Put a F1 engine in one of their racing trucks and watch it pull a trailer with a F1 car at mph. Carlitox carlitox 4th January , How cool would that have been?

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