Unlike the regular Techrules Ren, the hardcore track-only RS is a single-seater supercar to save extra weight.
Remember the crazy Techrules Ren supercar that arguably stole the show at last year’s Geneva Motor Show? We certainly do. If not, all you need to know is that it has no doors and a hybrid turbine setup pumping out a whopping 1,287 horsepower. And yes, it will be road legal if it enters production. If, however, the regular road-going Ren isn’t already insane enough for you, Techrules has announced an even more extreme version called the Ren RS, designed specifically to tear up the track.
Due to be revealed at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the hardcore Ren RS has the same amount of horsepower as its road-going equivalent, which is plenty, quite frankly. But while the Ren has room for up to three with a central driver’s seat flanked by two passenger seats, the RS is a track-only, single-seater supercar to save extra weight. Teased in a single image giving us a top-down view of the track-only supercar, the Ren RS features a dramatic design with vented fenders, a massive rear wing, and huge splitters at the front and rear providing ample downforce to keep the car planted to the road. Its aerospace-inspired design is the work of famed automotive designers Fabrizio and Giorgetto Giugiaro.
Like the road-going Ren supercar, the RS is available with four or six electric motors, with the latter configuration featuring two motors at the front and four at the rear delivering an earth-shattering output of 1,287 horsepower. That’s enough power to propel the Ren RS from 0-62 mph in three seconds and to a top speed of 205 mph. At the heart of the Ren RS is Techrules’ patented Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) powertrain. The range extender system uses a turbine that drives a generator to rapidly charge the 28 kWh battery pack, delivering an impressive range of 727 miles using 80 liters of diesel.
The Ren RS that will be shown at Geneva next month will be based on a production design, but whether it will go on sale remains to be seen. However, Techrules says it’s forming strategic alliances for its supercar and premium car business, which will allow the Chinese company to enhance its engineering and production capabilities and launch the standard Ren supercar within two years.