The Renault Twizy is a very particular small car due to its shape that has become the subject of an equally original tuning project which, beyond any exercise of the imagination, has transformed it into a performance-oriented car. The result of this idea is the tuning carried out by the British company Oakley Design and the protagonist in the images at the bottom of the article.
Inspired by F1 and the 2013 Renault Sport prototype
This very special and extravagant Renault Twizy has been extensively modified and made extreme, as you can easily guess. The whole elaboration based on the exclusive Renault Twizy F1 prototype that the Formula 1 Renault Sport team created in 2013, proposing itself as a “state of the art” tuning.
Carbon front splitter and large motorsport wheels
Aesthetically, the Oakley Design Twizy features a carbon fiber front fascia under which a gritty splitter appears that mimics the one found on the Formula 1 single-seaters. , elements which are flanked by generous side skirts in carbon fiber.
Rear with a large wing
In the process of creating his F1-inspired Twizy, the British tuner also removed the original vehicle’s side windows and replaced them with small deflectors. Other novelties are the carbon fiber rear-view mirrors, the large wing on the tail, and the massive rear diffuser. The changes also continue inside, with the installation of a wraparound racing sports seat and a new custom steering wheel. Another characterizing element is the glass roof with checkered flag graphics.
No news on the mechanical front
Beyond what appearances seem to promise, from a technical and mechanical point of view there is not the much-hoped-for increase in thrust and driving fun. If the Renault Sport’s Twizy F1 of 7 years ago had a complex KERS system which increased the power to almost 100hp, this Twizy revisited by Oakley Design keeps its modest 17hp electric motor which is good for city use, but not for what the aesthetic characteristics of this tuning would suggest.