This is what Renault's F1 racecar could look like in 2027

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Aided by 40 years of experience in Formula 1, Renault has outlined a vision of what racing’s premier series might look like in 2027. The R.S. 2027 Vision explores ideas that may soon become a reality in motor racing.

The concept envisions a more human-centric championship with drivers at the heart of the sport, as illustrated by a transparent cockpit and a transparent helmet that allow the drivers to be seen in the heat of the action. For a more spectacular show, LED lighting has been incorporated into the wheels and moving aerodynamic parts such as the car’s active wings. Formula 1 has seen its fair share of unfortunate accidents and mishaps during its long and storied history. Renault takes this into account and caters for safer racing thanks to an autonomous mode that can be activated in the case of an accident, along with an ultra-resistant polycarbonate cockpit canopy to protect against impact.

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This ultra-high-performance racing concept also benefits from Groupe Renault’s expertise in the realms of four-wheel-drive, four-wheel-steering and very high-energy-density batteries. An even more environmentally respectful form of Formula 1, Renault imagines that the fuel tank capacity would be halved in the space of 10 years; plus a full-electric mode for use along the pit lane. The car also features the C-shaped lighting signature that has become a familiar hallmark of Renault’s road vehicles.

“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. We look forward to generating inspired conversations with the racing community, fans and enthusiasts through this concept that highlights our ideas and desires,” said Cyril Abiteboul, managing director of Renault Sport Racing.

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Story originally appeared on Torque.

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