Renault Spider

Period : Globalisation
Theme(s) : Sport

More information about the model Renault Spider

Renault Spider

Highly atypical of the Renault range, the Spider was a no-compromise sportscar that deliberately eschewed any attempt at comfort to go all out for pure motoring sensation.

The Renault Spider made a big impact when it appeared at the Geneva Motor Show in 1995. Under the Renault Sport badge, it called to mind the Alpine series of no-compromise sports models. A slender, muscular profile exuded an unmistakable sense of raw power and sporting elegance. True to its remarkable exterior appearance, the Spider featured a rear centrally-mounted engine and a lightweight aluminium chassis. Driving sensations were truly exceptional, on the open road or the racetrack, with the Trophy version.

In the purest roadster tradition, Spider was minimalist in the extreme, with bucket seats, roll hoops, and no power steering, ABS or heating. And it was tremendously effective, packing the performance of an Alpine A610 in a feather-light car weighing about the same as a Twingo! It offered hard-line enthusiasts sensational acceleration, braking and roadholding without the budget of competition racer. Insolently enough, it even teased prestige Lamborghini and Bugatti owners with its wingcap doors.

Technical data :

Year: 1995

Engine: 4 cylinders in line, 1998 cm3 , 150 hp at 6000 rev/min

Transmission: rear wheel - 5 speed gearbox + reverse

Brakes: disc on all four wheels

Dimensions:
length . 3.81 m
width . 1.83 m
weight 790 kg

Top speed : 210 km/h

 

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