2012 Renault Twizy. 1 of 5 limited edition F1 by OAKLEY DESIGN For Sale
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|Unbelieveably rare, 1 of 5 limited edition F1 Twizy's by OAKLEY DESIGN, with an Formula 1 inspired aero kit.|
We are offering the Green one for sale .
This shock Formula 1 inspired Twizy. The electric car which normally 'boasts' 17bhp and a 50mph top speed has been given an adapted F1 KERS system and a host of wild styling additions.
The design for the F1 edition was originally by Renault sport for Marketing use during the F1 paddock enclosure .
Twizy Oakley spec is as follows:
The aero parts are all made from Hi-Temp Pre Preg carbon fibre and styled to give the F1 looks .
Wheels are actual magnesium formula Renault versions.
Centre locks are formula renault.
Tyres are either slicks or rain version formula renault.
Flashing rain light is formula renault.
All cars were fitted with glass/lexian roof systems.
Carbon side mirrors are from GP2.
Electric motor is original but has a plug and play tuning box releasing a top speed of 60mph and more mid power.
Steering wheel is quick release version from OMP.
Seat belts were coloured changed to match each car.
All lights were upgraded to LED
The rear wing mounts have the Renault logo shape machined into them.
Springs have height assistance for better road clearance that can be removed for exibition race look.
The original Twizy debuted as a concept car at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and was designed by Franoise Leboinne and Luciano Bove. In November 2010, Nissan announced a rebadged variant to the Twizy, called the New Mobility Concept, or NMC. In May 2011, Renault announced they would produce the Twizy and began taking reservations.
In March 2012, the Twizy was released to the French market, followed a month later by several other European countries. Available in three models, the Twizy sales price does not include the battery pack, which is leased for a monthly fee that includes roadside assistance and a battery replacement guarantee.
The Twizy was the top-selling plug-in electric vehicle in Europe during 2012. The milestone of 15,000 Twizys sold worldwide was achieved in April 2015 As of May 2016, the European region is the top selling market with over 17,000 units sold, led by Germany (4,404), France (4,048) and Italy (2,696). Global cumulative sales totaled 19,342 units up until December 2016.
The Twizy is an ultra-compact vehicle, with a length of 2.32 metres (7 ft 7 in), a width of 1.19 metres (3 ft 11 in) and a height of 1.46 metres (4 ft 9 in).
The vehicle's frame and body offer occupants extra protection with its deformable structure, while the outboard position of the four wheels and the lateral beams located either side of the chassis provide protection in case of a side impact. The safety retention systems include a driver's airbag, a four-point safety belt at the front and a three-point one at the rear.
The Twizy may be winterized with winter tires and adding flexi side windows to enclose the cabin. Heating would be provided by plugging in electric blankets to keep the driver warm.
The 6.1 kWh (22 MJ) lithium-ion battery is located underneath the front seat. Both motor variants carry the same weight of 474 kg (1,045 lb), including batteries of 100 kg (220 lb). The range is homologated at 100 km (62 mi). In real conditions, Renault announces around 80 km (50 mi). In worst conditions (high speed, no eco-driving), Twizy can reach 50 km (31 mi).
The battery can be charged with an extendable spiral cable stored beneath a flap at the front of the vehicle. The integrated charger is compatible with roadside battery charging facilities as well as the standard 220 V 10 A household electrical supply. Charging an empty battery takes around three-and-a-half hours.
A planned Renault battery plant near Paris was delayed due to technical constraints. Construction will start in the second quarter of 2012[needs update] and production of batteries is expected to begin in 2014 or 2015[needs update]. In the meantime Renault intends to buy batteries for its EV range from a joint venture between Nissan Motor and NEC as well as LG Chem of South Korea.
Twizy is only supplied with LG Chem modules. Batteries are assembled in Renault Valladolid plan
As always, we'd be happy to take any other interesting car in part exchange.
Worldwide delivery can be arranged
Please contact Andrew
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I have decided to offer this Twizy for sale. The specifications are
Registration: TU11 ZZY
Battery lease: Yes (approx £40 pm)
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