Posts Tagged: Renault history

Renault Voiturette Type A (1898)
By May 26, 2011 Read More →

Renault Voiturette Type A (1898)

In 1898 France was prosperous and industry was booming. The son of a rich family of haberdashers, Louis Renault started work as a draftsman at Delaunay-Belleville. But he was more interested in technical matters than in business. He set up his own workshop in the family garden shed in Boulogne-Billancourt, where he designed and built a small car in just three months. The car was just for his use and was never intended to be sold.

Renault Clio V6 mk1 (2001-2003)
By February 12, 2011 Read More →

Renault Clio V6 mk1 (2001-2003)

The Clio Renault Sport V6 24V was one of the most striking surprises of the 1998 Paris Motor Show and also one of the star attractions of the Renault stand.

Renault 4 (1961-1992)
By December 7, 2010 Read More →

Renault 4 (1961-1992)

In 1956, Pierre Dreyfus, then president of the Regie Nationale des Usines Renault, wanted to produce a versatile, inexpensive car with a worldwide calling which could match the changes in society that were being observed as the 1960s approached.

Alpine A110 rally car
By April 7, 2010 Read More →

Alpine A110 rally car

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. It also used parts from Renault production models, particularly the R8. It was thus a powerful and efficient model, featuring all the improvements made to Alpine models over the years. The Alpine A110 did, however, feature one innovation: the 4-cylinder Renault engine with five bearings. To make room for it, the rear end of the vehicle had to be made bigger. This gave the A110 an “aggressive” style that remained its hallmark.