2011 Renault 4 Bonneville Racer

With all the record-breaking attempts taking place at an increasing rate these days, it only seems fair to bring to everyone’s attention the latest attempt at a new record.

As a way of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Renault4, Renault is offering its services to a team that call themselves the “Triplets de Bonneville”. The team is looking to earn the title of being the fastest Renault4 ever built at the Bonneville Speed Week this coming August.

As a car that was first introduced back in 1961, the Renault4’s production lasted for three decades before it ended in 1992. In its time, the Renault4 developed a world-wide following, a legion of enthusiasts that are looking to celebrate the vehicle’s 50th anniversary with the kind of bang a car of this stature deserves, at least in the eyes of these guys.

As for the record-seeking, fully modified Renault4 that will attempt to be the fastest of its kind, it will be powered with a Renault 5 Turbo-sourced turbocharged engine that served in active competition at the French Touring Car Championship in 1983. This engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission from a Renault 25 GTX Turbo and brakes from the Renault 25 (front) and Clio (rear). The car comes with an output of 290 horsepower and a top speed of 280 km/h, or about 174 mph, giving it as good a shot as any to be the fastest of its kind in the world.

In terms of safety, the Boneville Racer will receive a roll cage and a fire extinguisher, as well as a special harness, single bucket seats, and a braking parachute.


26 comments:

I have to say that I’m really impressed with the performance of the Renault 4. however, it seems that there are a lot that wants to get the crown. Lately there’s a vehicle that called the Speed Demon and it deliver over 2000 hp!

I think the dream of the Renault to become the faster vehicle that was driven in the Bonneville is already ruined by the Speed Demon. Hell, the speed performance of the vehicle is quite powerful!

I like the look of the car. The unique color and design make it more interesting. By the way, I notice that the wheels of the car look like a sewing button. HAHA! Hopefully, Renault can reach their goal with this one. That would be great if ever.

hmm,I think this vehicle is more of a closed van or something! However, the speed performance is great. However, I don’t think that it would good to see this car in the production.

For a hatchback, the car has an impressive speed performance. The power output delivery is great. Well, I think the Bonneville racer is just a concept and wil be served for future production.

Admittedly, the turbocharged engine of the car makes it to boost its speed performance. However, I don’t think that the power output of the car is just enough to make it blast in the race track.

Building a new production vehicle would be the best way to celebrate an anniversary. Well, the power output of the car is quite impressive for a hatchback. I wonder if this car is already in the market? I don’t think that the safety feature of the car is enough already.

I doubt if they can sell it. This car is obsolete and it does not look interesting. What came into their mind producing it. It will surely be a mess.

I doubt that they would be reviving the Renault 4, this one has been out for more than three decades. And I am really against that idea, since that car is already a classic.

Happy anniversary to Renault4! With its classic style, I am sure that everyone can’t wait to see this one. I’m excited to see the new Renault4 in August!

I would agree with that. The Renault 4 is really a very iconic car back in its heydays, and is still very much today. I hope that they would revive this one into production.

Well, its a good thing that we still remember and celebrate the era of a car that is one of the most known car back in the 60’s.

Wow, that is definitely one insane speed for a car of this kind. I wonder if they would actually bring this one out as a package, that would certainly be lots of fun.

And here I was, laughing at the idea of a Mini SUV. But when I saw this one and the Mini Roadster that they planned to release soon, I think that the SUV would actually not be a far fetched idea after all.

I would say that this one is a pretty odd choice for a Bonneville speed machine. But who knows, I might actually be wrong, considering all the upgrades that they have done on this one.

The look of this car doesn’t seems so interesting. However, since it was made by the Renault I don’t have the doubt on this car since they built a world class vehicle like the Megane.

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