At first glance, this may appear to just be a customized golf cart, but it’s actually a vehicle with real Formula 1 technology. Meet the Twizy Renault Sport F1. It’s essentially a single-seat racer, complete with an F1-styled front splitter, aerodynamic side-pods to precisely manage airflow at speed, a diffuser with F1-styled rain light, and a massive rear wing for downforce. Under the hood, you’ll find a twin-electric motor configuration, mated to the company’s Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), which is identical to that used in Renault’s Formula 1 cars. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.

The Twizy Renault Sport F1’s steering wheel further reinforces the F1 argument. The mufti-faceted wheel is taken directly from that of the Formula Renault 3.5 race car, but with functions reconfigured for the Twizy Sport F1. To recover electricity, Recovery mode can be adjusted via a four-position knob, where power boost of 10 to 60 kW can be adjusted to one of six pre-set levels. Twizy drivers can release KERS stored energy by activating two steering wheel-mounted paddles at the same time. Very PS3.

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