Rare racecar on display in Trinidad this weekend

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Photo Credit: Zorce.com/Narend Sooknarine

This weekend, the public will be able to view T&T’s brand new ultimate-class Group 5 racecar, owned by local circuit racing Team Speedway.

According to an article on Zorce.com, the vehicle – just one of 28 made worldwide– is the Renault Sport R.S. 01, an unlimited-class, downforce aero-equipped monster that can run in CMRC Group 5 or FIA GT3 races.

Driving this super machine will be Franklyn Boodram, nine-time Super Circuit Racing Champion and son of racing legend Frankie Boodram.

He is scheduled to race the Renault Sport R.S 01 across the Caribbean and Latin American region soon.

“Its technical specifications reflect the best of Renault Sport expertise. With an FIA LMP1 2014-rated carbon monocoque chassis for a weight of 1,120kg and 550hp driving the rear wheels, the R.S. 01 is able to reach a top speed of over 300km/h. Installed in a central rear position, the Nissan-supplied Nismo V6 3.8L twin-turbo engine is mated to a Sadev seven-speed sequential gearbox. With carbon brakes and special Michelin tires, Renault Sport R.S. 01 embodies the full technical expertise of Renault Sport Technologies.”

The public is being invited to MovieTowne Port of Spain from Friday 7th June to Sunday 9th June to view this speed machine in person.

The on Monday June 10th, the car’s engine will be started for the first time since its arrival in Trinidad at the Wallerfield International Raceway.

There, qualified Renault engineers from Dutch racing team Equipe Verschuur, will train local mechanics on the car’s specific systems and making tuning adjustments.