From track to the road
Mechanical excellence for all
Whenever Renault enters a competition, the winning technologies are applied to production vehicles. Your Renault car benefits from improved performance, reliability and efficiency.
In Formula 1, the most important thing is performance. When it comes to production engines, this performance needs to be linked to driving pleasure. Our production engineers, some of whom previously worked in the F1 labs, have therefore created “downsized” engines that maximise energy output. The challenge is to reduce the engine size –that's the downsizing–sometimes even removing a cylinder, while maintaining or increasing the engine’s power and torque with superchargers and turbo-compressors. It is in this way that the new energy engines have almost all gained between 10 and 20 Nm compared to their predecessors, leading to a driving experience based on driver’s pleasure, pure dynamism, revving the engine, liveliness and responsiveness.
Quality and durability
From its F1 team to its production teams, Renault demands the best in order to guarantee the quality and durability of its engines, no matter if they’re Formula 1 or production models. The engineers that have come out of the Formula 1 labs have guided the development of new petrol and diesel production engines, while also sharing their design methods and digital calculation tools for simulating engine durability.
Low running cost
In Formula 1, weight is the number one enemy. Getting the most out of each drop of fuel allows you to keep less of it on board, resulting in a vehicle that is lighter and therefore faster on the track. This philosophy is applied in our latest generation of energy engines as well, as they use less fuel and produce less CO2, up to 25% lower depending on the engine.