The Renault Espace F1 was a Renault minivan with a rear-mounted 800hp V10 from an F1 Car. If you have to ask why this exists please see yourself out.
The Espace F1 was Renault’s way of celebrating 10 years of the glorious Espace Minivan.
As an American, I don’t know a thing about the Espace but I do know any minivan is worth talking about when it has a V10 engine. The Espace F1 didn’t have just any old V10 either, it was a full race spec V10 RS4 Grand Prix engine that developed 800hp.
To start the van you need an entire team for F1 engineers to prepare the engine to fire and run safely. Laptops and coolant heaters are all part of the normal starting process. This makes it a little tough to get little Jimmy to school in the morning but it’s all worth it.
The Espace F1 features four race bucket seats cutting down to the regular three rows of seats offered by the normal car. But this thing can sprint from 0-60 in only 2.8 seconds so the weight reduction is clearly worth it.
I don’t care what anyone says I love the Espace F1 and so should you. In this world of serious race cars and serious production cars building an unnecessary racing minivan is a glimmer of hope. This is the all you can eat ice cream buffet that you don’t need but sometimes you desperately want.