Go for a drive in the silently bonkers Renault Zoe e-Sport
It uses two Formula E race car motors inside a Zoe-esque body
Renault’s Zoe is a fairly ordinary car, but one designed to run solely on electricity. It’s not the most exciting thing in the world to be behind the wheel of, so Renault decided to inject some sportiness into the Zoe nameplate by creating the Zoe e-Sport.
It may look related to a Zoe, but it really is its own vehicle - it uses a bespoke chassis that houses two electric motors that have been lifted straight from Renault’s e.dams Formula E car - and that single-seater only needs one; Zoe e-Sport has two for a combined power output of 460 hp / 640 Nm torque.
Claimed acceleration figures place it well inside supercar territory - the sprint to 100 km/h takes a smidgen over 3 seconds (3.2 to be exact) and it hits its maximum limited top speed of 210 km/h in under 10 ticks.
Being designed purely as a track-focused EV demonstrator, it has huge 20-inch rims, adjustable Ohlins suspension and a much-much wider stance than that of the regular Zoe.
Now if you were wondering what a drive in the Zoe e-Sport is like, then you can have a peek at the track drive video posted by the Fully Charged show. The host, Robert Llewelyn, admits he’s no racing driver, yet is bowled over by just how fast this thing feels.