Examples of weird, bizarre automotive nonsense cross our desks on a fairly consistent basis. Just recently, we’ve covered the ridiculousness of Smart’s Fortwo Edition by Jeremy Scott and Toyota Europe’sME.WE concept. But sometimes the oddball stuff is actually cool, as is the case with Renault’s latest Twizy EV variant, the wonderfully insane Twizy Renault Sport F1 concept.
Renault’s Twizy, for those not aware, is a tiny electric city car with tandem seating for two that’s sold overseas. In standard form, it’s powered by a 17-hp electric motor and has a top speed of 53 mph. It also looks highly interesting, with a diamond-shaped passenger cell, semi-open-wheel body style, and lots of tough-looking black-plastic trim accents. Our German correspondent drove one and liked it—he even felt it was fun. But as the saying goes, anything that’s good can always be made better, a sentiment that counts double if the “made better” part includes a total vehicle overhaul by an automaker’s F1 engineers. Enter the Twizy Renault Sport F1 concept car.
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