Set to compete in the World Series by Renault championship from next year, the £282,000 RS 01 is powered by the same 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine as the Nissan GT-R.
Renault says peak power is more than 493bhp, with maximum torque of 443lb ft. In the GT-R, the same engine produces 542bhp and 465lb ft.
Changes made to the engine include the fitting of a new dry sump system – designed to stop oil surges during long corners on a racetrack. The longitudinally mounted seven-speed sequential transmission drives the rear wheels and is controlled via steering-wheel mounted paddles.
While a 0-62mph sprint time and top speed have yet to be revealed, Renault says the RS 01 will be between a GT3 sports car and DTM racer in terms of performance.
Developed around a motorsports tub designed and built by Dallara, the closed-cockpit RS 01 features a carbonfibre monocoque structure and weighs less than 1100kg A 150-litre fuel tank is also fitted, with the entire structure complying to FIA LMP1 regulations.