Motor Festivals

By Elliot | 11th June 2012 | Category: Motor Festivals | Leave a comment

With every passing day it seems that a different manufacturer announces their plans for the forthcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Today Renault have stepped up to the stand to hint at the particulars of their bag of tricks.

They're proclaiming themselves to be “one of the most prominent car brands at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed”, and indeed they just might deliver on this promise.

So far they've promised such classic vehicles as Type K-fitted with Renault’s first four-cylinder engine – winner of the Paris-Vienna race in 1902 - the Viva Grand Sport from 1935, plus the current Clio and Mégane Renaultsports.

On a greener note, they'll also be showing of the production version of their 100% electric ZOE supermini ahead of its UK launch later this year.

Partaking in the 1.16 mile Goodwood Hillclimb will be the Renault Alpine A110-50 concept (pictured), which will be making its UK premier.

Joining it will be the RS01 and RE40 Formula 1 cars, the rally-winning R5 Maxi Turbo, Alpine A443 and the current Mégane Trophy race car. The array of 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.

Rounding off the impressive French collection gathered together for the four-day motoring extravaganza will be the unique Twizy, which will be available to test drive as part of the Goodwood Moving Motor Show.

Beyond all that, though, Renault are also promising a “huge surprise”; which they're confident will “cause quite a stir”.

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 will take place 28 June-1 July.

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