Twizy Lotus

Στο Dubai έχουν ξεπεράσει και τους Αμερικάνους στη λογική “bigger is better” και έχουν κατασκευάσει το μεγαλύτερο εμπορικό κέντρο του κόσμου, το οποίο δέχεται πάνω από 100 εκατομ. επισκέπτες το χρόνο. Δύο από αυτούς, ήταν φέτος οι οδηγοί της LotusPastor Maldonado και Romain Grosjean, οι οποίοι το γύρισαν με ένα όχημα κατάλληλο για να πηγαίνει και στα πιο στενά μέρη, το αγαπημένο όχημα των αστυνομικών του Dubai, το Renault Twizy.

Δεν γνωρίσουμε αν ο οδηγός από τη Βενεζουέλα “κάρφωσε” το ηλεκτροκίνητο αμαξάκι της Renault πουθενά, αλλά φάνηκε ενθουσιασμένος από το ενυδρείο και το παγοδρόμιο του Dubai Mall.

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Lotus F1 Team driving Renault Twizy inside the Dubai Mall

Dubai-UAE: 23 November, 2014: Just days before the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Formula 1 drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado, who drive for the Renault-powered Lotus F1 Team, electrified the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination through the 100% electric vehicle, Renault Twizy. Renault teamed up with the drivers and The Dubai Mall to make an original film featuring Renault Twizy, a car which uses technology from the world of Formula 1. Avant-garde design, fun to drive and easy to recharge, Twizy is the first electric car available in the U.A.E.

Through the electrically-powered car the drivers raced down the alleys of The Dubai Mall, while visitors were gazing at the unusual scenes. From the Fountains to the Aquarium and even the ice rink, drivers went around iconic places of the famous Mall.

Renault Twizy has definitely charmed the Lotus F1 Team drivers andthe visitors of The Dubai Mall!

The Renault Twizy uses technology from the world of Formula 1

Renault Sport F1 and Renault Sport Technologies has contributed extensively to the birth of the Renault Twizy. From the very beginning of the concept, its mission was to imagine an ultramobile for two (TWIN) which was both intuitive and simple to use (EASY). Twizy took form at the heart of Renault’s motorsport division. From the initial briefs for the chassis and performance characteristics, which were drawn up by Renault Sport Technologies, to the tuning of its motor and reliability running on the same dynos as the F1 engines, the Twizy’s development was in expert hands. In addition to the strengths concealed by the model’s unusual forms, this distillation of technology features active and passive safety systems worthy of the newcomer’s Renault heritage. Thanks to its light weight (450kg, including batteries), the surprising acceleration of its electric motor (13kW, 57Nm) and the opportunity it offers for driving in the open air without a helmet, the Twizy is a unique concept – which is poised to make its natural environment – built-up areas – even cleaner and safer places…

Renault in Formula 1 Present in Formula 1 since 1977, Renault has won 12Constructors’ World Titles and 11 Drivers’ World Titles, plus more than 200 pole positions and 150 wins as an engine supplier. The current power plant, the Renault Energy F1-2014 is a 600bhp hybrid power unit combining an internal combustion engine and potent energy recovery systems. The engine is supplied to four partner teams – Infiniti Red Bull Racing,Lotus F1 Team, Caterham F1 Team and Scuderia Toro Rosso. In 2014 this quartet scored 3 wins, with Infiniti Red Bull Racing securing second in the Constructors’ championship.