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
*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.
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