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Seen here is the Re­nault R.S. 2027 Vi­sion. This fu­tur­is­tic For­mula 1 car con­cept was un­veiled at the re­cent Auto Shang­hai trade fair to show­case the tech­nolo­gies the French mo­tor­ing gi­ant thinks will be­come dom­i­nant in the sport over the next decade or so. Th­ese in­clude hy­brid elec­tric/liq­uid fuel en­gines, four-wheel drive, a trans­par­ent, 3D-printed cock­pit, wheels with a built-in LED dis­play, and greatly re­duced weight – the R.S 2027 Vi­sion tips the scales at 600kg, over 100kg lighter than cur­rent F1 models.

The Re­nault R.S. 2027 Vi­sion would drive au­tonomously in the pit lane, or while the safety car was out

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