The Renault Sport R.S. 01 is a Renault DeZir-based race car used for the one-make Renault Sport Trophy racing series.
Text originally from the Renault Sport website
Renault is restating its passion for motor sports with the Renault Sport R.S. 01, a racing car of spectacular styling and exceptional performance. With a design inspired by the world of concept cars and governed by an absolute pursuit of aerodynamic downforce, Renault Sport R.S. 01 is a radical expression of the brand’s sporting DNA. Its technical specifications reflect the best of Renault Sport expertise. With a carbon monocoque chassis for a weight of approximatively 1,120 kg and an engine developing 550 hp, it is able to reach a top speed of over 300 kph.
The Renault Sport R.S. 01's VR38DETT engine is sourced from the Nissan GT-R (R35), with power at 500 hp (373 kW) and torque at 680 ft·lb (922 N·m). The engine redlines at 6,800 rpm.
The Renault Sport R.S. 01 generates 2646 lb (1200 kg) of downforce at 186 mph (300 km/h).
The Renault Sport R.S. 01 was added in the Santa's Gift Update with the following rank statistics:
- Starting rank: 1516
- MAX rank: 1694
- This was changed to 1712 in the 2019 Spring Update.
- This was changed to 1701 in the 2019 Halloween Update.
- This was changed to 1709 in the 2020 Summer Update.
- MAX+PRO rank: 1798
- This was changed to 1841 in the 2019 Spring Update.
- This was changed to 1858 in the 2020 Summer Update.
- Tuning Kit bonus: +37
- This was changed to +58 in the 2019 Spring Update.
- This was changed to +55 in the 2019 Halloween Update.
- Speed Multiplier: 95.90% (Removed as of the 2019 Halloween Update)
- Nitro Efficiency: 9/14/19
The Renault Sport R.S. 01 rivals the Ferrari Enzo Ferrari, HTT Pléthore LC 750, Zenvo TS1 GT 10th Anniversary Edition, TRION NEMESIS, Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid, Arash AF10, and Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS.
The Renault Sport R.S. 01 has a similar performance map built on that of the HTT Pléthore LC 750, but with improved handling and a slightly larger nitro boost. It has a bias towards sharp and oversteer-prone handling, drifting, and raw top speed at the expense of every other nitro aspect, with only marginally faster acceleration than the Camaro SS and poor nitro efficiency. It has a maximum total speed of 312.5 mph/503.2 km/h at MAX+PRO with Tuning Kit, making it the 14th fastest vehicle in terms of total speed.
With its performance buff in the 2020 Summer Update, the Renault Sport R.S. 01 now has faster acceleration and a higher top speed. While it can compete with other cars in the same tier placement, it still suffers from its weak nitro efficiency.
With its speed/handling-biased performance, the Renault Sport R.S. 01 is not recommended for Multiplayer, regardless of the upgrade configuration used. In Events, though, it can dominate in a few brackets where it is the highest-ranking car, especially when handling is a priority. The same cannot be said in general Events, though, due to the affluence of the Aston Martin Vulcan, Apollo Intensa Emozione and 2018 McLaren X2. However, it is the most powerful Renault vehicle, and will be the best choice for Renault-exclusive events.
The Renault Sport R.S. 01 had an original buying price of 3,850,000; the Multiplayer League Update updated it to 3,500,000 or 16,625 and the Hot Wheels Update or Fall Out Boy Update to 1,950,000 or 9,925. The price was later increased in the 2019 Spring Update to 3,500,000 or 15,000.
As of the 2019 Holiday Update, the price is now removed and the R.S. 01 has to be bought for 15,000.
The R.S. 01 is a reward for reaching Tier 1 in the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport Festival, however, the Premium Pass is needed.
As of the 2019 Spring Update, upgrades costs 4,126,000 while Pro Kits require 1,375,200, 50 of each Class S Part, 92 V6 Engines, 96 Mid-Techs, and 64 Advanced Techs.