If there’s anyone who knows how to make a performance hatchback, it’s the French with their mundane hatch gone wild concepts. This one is called the Renault Zoe E-sport Concept, yes it’s electric and yes it produces 456-bhp.
The Renault Zoe E-sport Concept uses two electric motors to its advantage, producing a combined 456-bhp and 472 lb-ft of torque. The Zoe E-sport can go from 0 to 62mph in 3.2 seconds and from 0 to 130mph in less than ten seconds according to Renault.
Besides these supercar rivalling performance figures, the Renault Zoe E-sport Concept is a proper electric race-car with a tubular steel chassis, kevlar and carbon fiber elements that reduce weight to 1,400kg with 450kg batteries taking most of that precious space.
The Renault Zoe E-sport Concept is all-wheel-drive, it also has four driving modes to control power distribution and delivery. The E-sport also has four-way adjustable Ohlins dampers, a wider track and dual wishbone suspension all around. It can also stop in short distances and pretty quickly, Renault says “suitably large brake discs” i guess that’s suggestive enough.
The Renault Zoe E-sport Concept is dressed in Satin Blue paint and accompanied by tiny Yellow accents, very similar to the Renault Formula E car with the same color scheme. The hot hatch sits on rather large 20-inch rims with a center locking nut similar to the GT3Rs and extra tinted windows for that “Gangster hoonigan, but still can achieve crazy track times while looking good” look.
It’s gorgeous and simple, it’s got power and no door handles – it’s perhaps the best hot-hatch there is.