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Specifications:

Engine:
urbo-sourced turbocharged engine
Transmission:
5-speed manual
Horsepower @ RPM:
290
Top Speed:
174 mph

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.

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    26 comments:


    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.

    Posted on 06.24.2011

    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.

    Posted on 06.23.2011

    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.

    Posted on 06.23.2011

    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.

    Posted on 06.23.2011

    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.

    Posted on 06.22.2011

    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.

    Posted on 06.22.2011

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