Renault Sport RS 01 Interceptor is One Badass Pursuit Vehicle

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu
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The Renault Sport RS 01 Interceptor Concept is one car you don’t want to see in your rearview mirror.

The French automaker has taken its purpose-built race car and set it up as a highway patrol pursuit vehicle, sporting a black and white graphic scheme with neon yellow stripes, strobe lights and traditional red and blue police flashers.

In the rear there’s even an LED sign that reads “Follow Me” to tell drivers or motorcycle riders to pull over once they’re overtaken by the concept. And luckily for those in France, it is only a concept designed for publicity.

The Renault Sport RS 01 features a carbon monocoque chassis that weighs less than 2,425 pounds and sports over 500 horsepower and can reach a top speed of over 186 mph.

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Under the hood is the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine found in the Nissan GT-R NISMO, but it has been detuned so that it can race under GT3 regulations.

Watch a video of the Renault Sport RS 01 Interceptor concept doing the law’s work in catching a speeding biker below.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Noe Japan Noe Japan on Jan 28, 2016

    Blink and you'll think this was an Audi R8

  • Orion Alnitak Orion Alnitak on Feb 03, 2016

    Waste of tax dollars. Hopefully the citizens of the USA have more sense than to let their legislators continue to waste their money on something like this. Cops should be rolling 4 deep in a Dodge Sprinter.