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Wednesday 04 November 2015 by Groupe Renault - Cars

RENAULT 5 GT TURBO: 30 YEARS, REALLY?

Looking at a Renault 5 GT Turbo today, it’s hard to believe the model dates back 30 years. And the disbelief only intensifies when you’re behind the wheel. But it’s true enough: though the Renault Sport name had not yet been coined, the genetic material for Renault’s future sports line was already taking shape back in the eighties

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Thursday 15 October 2015 by Groupe Renault - Event

Renault and Jean Ragnotti: a Diamond for a heart

Jean Ragnotti turns 70 this year. One of Renault’s most eminent faces in motorsports, Ragnotti is known as “the Acrobat”. Between the 1960s and the 1990s, he drove celebrated Renault vehicles in a wide range of rally and track events. This story looks at the highlights of his career.

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Thursday 24 September 2015 by Groupe Renault - Cars

Happy Birthday Alpine

The AAA (Association des Anciens d’Alpine – Association of Alpine former staff and aficionados) brought together fans of the brand in Dieppe from September 11-13, 2015, for the largest gathering in the marque’s history to mark Alpine’s 60th anniversary.
More than 750 Alpines and their owners – not to mention thousands of interested visitors – attended from across Europe. Thanks to the presence of many well-known drivers linked to the brand from its origins right up to the modern day, plus a packed program of activities and an eclectic range of entertainment, the gathering broke all records in terms of participation, spectacle and emotion.

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Tuesday 25 August 2015 by Groupe Renault - Heritage

117 years of brand identity

Earlier this year we deployed a new brand universe. At this occasion, we decided to look back at 117 years of logos and brand identity that have changed our company with its times.

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Thursday 13 August 2015 by Groupe Renault - Heritage

Renault 5, Supercar of the seventies and eighties

Up to the early seventies, the French market for small cars was pretty much split between the Renault 4 and the 2CV from Citroën. In 1967, Pierre Dreyfus (Renault boss from 1955 to 1975) asked his engineers to come up with a small car addressing the broadest possible spectrum of the population. The mission was expressed in terms resembling an incantation. The new car should be a“voiture à vivre”: “a car for all seasons, for holidays and for work, for weekdays and for weekends, for town and for country”. When it appeared in 1972, the Renault 5 met these high expectations, proving hugely successful with its innovative design and a sense of practicality unheard of at the time.

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Friday 31 July 2015 by Groupe Renault - Heritage

Remembering the Estafette

Renault's Estafette van is as characteristically French as the baguette and the beret. No picture of France in the sixties or seventies is complete without it. One of its many functions was as a police van, and French people of a certain age will still refer to the Estafette as a humorous synonym for the Gendarmerie.

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