It was no easy task replacing a legendary car that was loved as much as the R8 Gordini, but the 12 Gordini, a car with real dynamic qualities, tried its best. A promising start When the R8 Gor
The R16 exploded onto the automotive scene in January 1964, revolutionizing the sleepy world of family cars. In 1966, it was named “Car of the Year”. Let’s take a look back at this revolutionary car. A thirs
The Alpine A110 was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 1962. The new vehicle featured the steel backbone frame, glass-fiber polyester bodywork and offset rear-mounted engine of its illustrious predecessor. It also used parts from Renault product
From a conventional “rear-powered” version to the sleek lines of the Gordini, the Renault 8 underwent all sorts of conversions. Let’s take a look back at one of the legends manufactured at Renault sites. Rea
This year, as the Renault 4 celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, one thousand 4L from all over Europe or even further will gather from 15th to 17th July at Thenay in the centre of France for the third consecutive “4L International” event, bringing
A major leap forward in drive systems, since the Estafette was Renault’s 1st front-wheel drive. Looking for the new LCV In 1953, Renault’s sales forces noticed a change in the requirements of
Launched in 1959, the Floride was a car with instant appeal. Its attractive body colours and pure, flowing lines, designed by Italy’s Ghia and Frua, gave it a sophisticated look. It was driven by a number of stars of the day.
Dauphine took over from the 4CV in 1956, but not as a replacement. The name dauphine (heiress) was highly significant. Release was a major event on the motoring scene, and followed up by a successful career on French and export markets.
The Renault Alpine A106 was the brainchild of a motoring enthusiast, Jean Rédelé. A young racing driver and Renault dealer, Rédéle bought a 4 CV in 1952 to compete in his 1st rallies. Jean Rédelé notched up a string of victories at the wheel of t
The Étoile Filante was the brainchild of Joseph Szydlowski, the boss of Turboméca, a turbine engine company. In 1945, Turboméca started producing small-scale models of these powerful reactors in order to equip, for example, the renowned Alouette h
The portmanteau name comes from "colonial" and "rural". Designed for driving in France, but also in more exotic locations, the Colorale's true temperament is as an adventure vehicle. In the 1951 Algiers-Cape Rally, it covered 15,000 km at an avera
When the 33rd Paris Motor Show opened its doors on October 3, 1946 after an 8-year pause, one of the models on show caused a sensation. Developed by Renault in total secrecy, the 4CV was to enjoy huge success. A dazzling career awaited this car th