Renovo Coupe Laps Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

2 years ago by Mark Kane 4

Renovo Coupe Laps Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Renovo Coupe Laps Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

2015 Renovo Coupe - Front Three Quarters

2015 Renovo Coupe

Renovo Motors’s Renovo Coupe appeared a few weeks ago at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

An advanced prototype of “the first the all-electric American supercar” was tested during a Founders Drive event.

“Event organizer, investor and technology veteran Joshua Schachter invited Renovo to demonstrate the Coupe prototype, which took the track alongside an impressive number of exotic vehicles from around the world. The event focused on bringing together people who share passion for both cars and innovation, offered a rare glimpse into the Coupe’s development program and a chance to interact with the Renovo team during live track sessions. Renovo’s participation in the event was not announced before Sunday morning.”

Mr. Schachter commented:

“Our event is about connecting entrepreneurs through a love of cars, and we’re always looking for ways to challenge and inspire each other. We try to break down stereotypes about track driving, and an EV that can hang with gas supercars at Laguna Seca is certainly a surprise to a lot of people. I’m really glad the Renovo team was able to participate this weekend, and I know the paddock thoroughly enjoyed it too.”

For Renovo, it was good oportunity not only to test the car (no times were released), but also to seek investors, we believe.

There is no indication when we can expect the production version and first deliveries, but Christopher Heiser, CEO of Renovo Motors, seems positive about the developments:

“The Coupe, Renovo’s debut offering, embodies the company’s commitment to maximum performance on the street and track. Sunday’s test focused on benchmarking energy consumption and profiling baseline performance at the iconic 2.238-mile track, which offers unique topography including the high vertical loading of Turn 8, nicknamed “The Corkscrew.” On display was Renovo’s state-of-the-art vehicle technology including a powertrain delivering more than 1,000 foot-pounds of torque. With a 0-60 MPH time of less than 3.4 seconds, the Coupe is the quickest production rear-wheel drive electric vehicle in the world.”

Christopher Heiser, CEO of Renovo Motors said:

“An incredible thank you goes out to Joshua and his team for inviting us to test the Coupe at this special event. Since its introduction last year at Pebble Beach, the Coupe has set new standards in vehicle performance and engineering. Our team has spent countless hours refining its capabilities, and the test this past weekend is a great way for us to share our work. This shakedown run for us focused on validating some new systems and gathering detailed telemetry from the nearly 1,000 sensors on the car. Even running at 70% pace, the Coupe was very settled, very fast and continues to exceed our expectations.”

Source: Renovo Motors

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4 responses to "Renovo Coupe Laps Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca"

  1. VisionSolarDotCom says:

    All the really cool EV things happen in Cali.. : )

  2. jerryd says:

    Not the first EV supercar as both the Tesla Roadster and S beat it.
    Nice looking copy of a Ferrari Daytona GT and as light and powerful, a great EV, just not the first or fastest and unduly expensive .
    They need to change the rear spoiler to a variable one only deployed above 100mph as causes aero drag cutting highway
    range.
    Sadly it is needed over 100mph to keep from flying off the track from a bad car shape for high speed work they found out back in 63? when it was new, racing,
    crashing.
    It is one reason I’m going with a 63 Vette EV all composite chassis, body instead.
    And because Vette windshields, windows
    are cheap.

    1. 3laine says:

      Looks more like a Shelby Daytona Coupe to me. That said, I love the idea of a restomod EV!

  3. LD says:

    Neither the Tesla Roadster nor the Model S are “supercars”. A supercar must be supremely powerful (the Roadster is not) and extremely rare (the S is not).

    The Renovo is both, and beautiful!