Thursday, 14 June 2012

RENAULT RETURNS TO THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED


After a short absence, Renault - one of the Goodwood Festival of Speed’s earliest supporters – will be returning to the world’s largest celebration of motor sport and car culture in three weeks time, as the 2012 Festival and Moving Motor Show (28 June - 1 July) get underway.

Renault has chosen the 2012 Festival of Speed to celebrate 110 years of its engine expertise, and to debut a number of interesting and important new models and concepts.

Renault will be displaying some of the French marque’s most iconic vehicles at Goodwood, including the Type K - fitted with Renault’s first 4 cylinder engine - which won the Paris to Vienna race in 1902, as well as the 1935 Viva Grand Sport, the legendary Alpine A110, plus the contemporary Megane Renaultsport and Clio Renaultsport. Renault’s all-electric ZOE will be making its British debut, and its new electric Twizy urban commuter will also get its UK public airing in the Goodwood Moving Motor Show.

Other exceptional Renaults are due to participate actively, driving up the 1.16-mile Festival hillclimb. These will include the British premier of the brand new Renault Alpine A110-50 concept, built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the famous Alpine A110 Berlinette, along with the RS01 and RE40 Formula 1 cars, the rally-winning R5 Maxi Turbo, the Alpine A443, Megane Trophy, plus …a very big surprise! These vehicles will be driven by Carlos Tavares, Chief Operating Officer of Renault, as well as Alain Prost, Jean Ragnotti and other well-known Renault drivers.


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