RENAULT EXHIBITS LEGENDARY TURBO CARS AT RETROMOBILE 2019

  • Renault showcases its pioneering role in the development of turbocharged cars at Retromobile 2019
  • Technology transfer from track to road is celebrated
  • Renault is celebrating 40 years since its first F1 victory, the first by a turbocharged engine
  • Eleven cars on display, including Renault 18 Turbo, Renault 5 Turbo and Renault Fuego Turbo

Renault at Rétromobile 2019
The transfer of technology from F1 to production cars is embodied by a selection of models exhibited by Renault Classic* at the 2019 Rétromobile show.

Renault is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its first, revolutionary Formula 1 victory at the event by exhibiting a 1979 RS 10 together with a selection of emblematic production cars. These models show how Renault, starting in 1980, transferred the technical expertise in turbocharging acquired in motorsport to its production range.

The 600 m² stand is home to 11 Renault models equipped with a turbo engine. In addition, an Estafette – a model celebrating its 60th birthday in 2019 – adorned with the colours of the 1979 Formula 1 team is serving as a store.

Rétromobile 2019 takes place at the Porte de Versailles, Paris, on 6-10 February.

For full information please see the Press Kit available to download on www.press.renault.co.uk

Cars on display:

RENAULT F1 RS 10 – 1979

RENAULT 18 TURBO – 1980

RENAULT 5 TURBO – 1980

RENAULT 5 ALPINE TURBO – 1981

RENAULT FUEGO TURBO – 1983

RENAULT 11 TURBO – 1984

RENAULT 9 TURBO – 1985

RENAULT 5 GT TURBO – 1985

RENAULT 21 2L. TURBO – 1987

RENAULT SAFRANE BITURBO – 1993

RENAULT MEGANE R.S. TROPHY – 2018

ENDS

*About Renault Classic
The Renault collection comprises over 750 vehicles testifying to the inventiveness and know-how of the company founded in 1898 in Boulogne-Billancourt. A living collection, it is conserved, maintained and operated by Renault Classic, which regularly showcases the models at exhibitions, shows and vintage races, on press and TV reports, and at sports events around the world.

About Groupe Renault
Groupe Renault has been making cars since 1898. Today it is an international multi-brand group, selling close to 3.88 million vehicles in 134 countries in 2018, with 36 manufacturing sites, 12,700 points of sales and employing more than 180,000 people. To meet the major technological challenges of the future and continue its strategy of profitable growth, the group is harnessing its international growth and the complementary fit of its five brands, Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine and Lada, together with electric vehicles and the unique alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi. With a British-based Formula 1 team, Renault sees motorsport as a vector of innovation and brand awareness.

To read the latest information about Renault’s leadership in electromobility visit www.easyelectriclife.groupe.renault.com/en

In the UK, Groupe Renault UK has nearly 160 dealers selling the range of Renault cars, LCVs and Dacia. Groupe Renault UK sales totalled 86,479 vehicles in 2018.

For further information, please visit www.press.renault.co.uk or @RenaultUKPR or contact:

Matthew Bendall
Head of Press & Public Relations
Matthew.bendall@renault.co.uk – 01923 697653 – 07814 990247

Alistair Sommerville
Press Relations Manager
Alistair.sommerville@renault.co.uk – 01923 697592 – 07464 537744

James Bolton
Product & Corporate Communications Manager – Renault
James.bolton@renault.co.uk – 01923 697342 – 07812 967685

Callum Chamberlain
Product & Corporate Communications Manager – Dacia
Callum.chamberlain@renault.co.uk – 01923 697512 – 07989 434003

Laura Brighton
Senior Events Manager
laura.brighton@renault.co.uk – 01923 697537 – 07825 754442

Charlie Roper
Press Fleet & VIP Relations Manager
Charlie.roper@renault.co.uk – 01923 697778 – 07816 641843

Ciarán Sands
Communications Assistant
Ciaran.sands@renault.co.uk - 01923 697363

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