• Small Renaults, long-standing players in changes in society

    Small Renaults, long-standing players in changes in society

    July 31st 2014

    For the launch of new Twingo, let’s look back at the history of small Renault cars, each one of which has successfully responded to changes in society and still holds a special place in the hearts of motorists.

     

     

    1946: 4 CV, the first small Renault with mass appeal

    The war has been over for a few…

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  • The turbocharging saga

    The turbocharging saga

    July 24th 2014

    More powerful cars… Even right at the start of the 20th century that was what carmakers wanted, and their main showcase was motor racing. Louis Renault had become a leading name in the automobile world since the launch in 1898 of his “Voiturette” with a De Dion Bouton engine and revolutionary direct drive transmission. But it was only in…

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  • Alpine’s heritage in action at Le Mans Classic

    Alpine’s heritage in action at Le Mans Classic

    July 1st 2014

    The revival of Alpine, which will take the form of the launch of the Berlinette of the 21st Century in 2016, is founded on the legendary brand’s outstanding heritage. To showcase this link between the past and present, a number of Alpines will be in action at this year’s Le Mans Classic on July 4-6.

    The biennial Le Mans Classic…

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  • RENAULT ESPACE: 30 YEARS OF INNOVATION

    RENAULT ESPACE: 30 YEARS OF INNOVATION

    June 4th 2014

    With sales totalling more than 1,245,000 units over the model’s four generations, Renault Espace is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

     

    For three decades, this ground-breaking model has been a familiar sight on our roads and has seen a long list of other vehicles – large and small – follow in its innovative…

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  • Renault pays homage to turbocharged heritage at Silverstone

    Renault pays homage to turbocharged heritage at Silverstone

    May 20th 2014

    Turbos to make return to Silverstone for first time in 25 years this summer on anniversary of 50th British GP.

    Renault recreates F1 turbo history at Silverstone with display of some of the most significant turbocharged cars to be raced in the sport ; the RS01, RE40 and Lotus 98T.

    The pioneering Renault RS01 was the…

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  • Alpine Renault miniatures

    Alpine Renault miniatures

    May 23rd 2014

    Our friend and pilot Alain Serpaggi drafted the preface of the book edited by ETAI. It was written by Stephane Guillou and it is dedicatd to the Alpine Renault miniatures.

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  • Alain Prost back in his Renault F1 Turbo from 1983

    Alain Prost back in his Renault F1 Turbo from 1983

    May 13th 2014

    The ninth Grand Prix Historique de Monaco saw Renault ambassador Alain Prost get behind the wheel of the Renault F1 Turbo (RE40) he raced in the Formula 1 World Championship in 1983 when he claimed four victories and second place in the end-of-year Drivers’ standings.

    Last weekend, Alain Prost completed a series of parade laps in the…

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  • NEW TWINGO : BORN FROM RENAULT’S DNA.

    NEW TWINGO : BORN FROM RENAULT’S DNA.

    April 11th 2014

     

    We had the great opportunity to meet Csaba Wittinger at Geneva Motor Show. As the original designer of New Twingo, he tells us about the inspirations that drew his pencil on the tablet and how this brand-new city car inherits Renault’s DNA.

     

    What were the inspirations for New Twingo ?

    Laurens van den…

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