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  • In the mid-'90s, Renault's Sport Spider was overshadowed by the also-new and similar-in-concept Lotus Elise. But was it deserved? We reacquaint ourselves.

    At Classic Driver, we offer a worldwide selection of Renault Sport Spiders for sale . Use the filters to narrow down your selection based on price, year and.

    This is a Renault Sport Spider, and it's completely crazy. If you set one bookend at the Citroën DS and its incredible floating oleo pneumatic.

    Renault sport spider

    Renault sport spider

    From the outset the Spider was intended to be the basis for a new one-car racing series. I've not seen one in years and I'd completely forgotten they existed. The first Renault Sport-badged road car, the Spider marked a major turning point in our history. Resorting to the past for something as entertaining as the A, but at half the price, brings us face to face with the ruthless Renault Sport Spider.

    Renault sport spider

    Renault sport spider

    Renault sport spider

    Renault sport spider

    Renault sport spider

    Renault Sport Spider for sale | Classic Driver

    That is perhaps not saying much: Resorting to the past for something as entertaining as the A, but at half the price, brings us face to face with the ruthless Renault Sport Spider. No wait, I mean the roofless Renault Sport Spider. This magnificently open confection was one of the first vehicles to issue from the Renault Sport portals, and was actually built in the Alpine factory in Dieppe. The wacky Spider took its mid-mounted hp 2.

    It had a five-speed manual 'box driving the rear wheels, an industrial-strength, extruded aluminium chassis, a composite body - such as it was - with scissor doors and double wishbones all round. It was fast, nimble, grippy and fun. Here of course you might be tempted to bring up the name Elise, a car so light by comparison it had to be tethered to the ground. I suspect Renault's reaction to the contemporary Elise at this time would have echoed that famous quote by Bing Crosby on Frank Sinatra.

    Renault sport spider

    When someone said to him that singers like Sinatra only come along once in a lifetime he famously shot back: Whatever the virtues of the Elise, the Sport Spider doesn't lack for visual drama and a little tactile pleasure. With those enormous side air intakes, its looks are still head turning today, and its quick-flick but unassisted, like the brakes steering and immense grip are both still delightful.

    Search the web for a Spider and you'll soon find one with legs. Once upon a time you could buy one for a lot less than the one we've found here , but considering only around of them were imported to the UK you have to accept this is now a collector's car, and subject to the whims of the market.

    Renault sport spider

    After all, it's still nearly half the price of an A See the original advert here. Join the PH rating wars with your marks out of 10 for the article Your ratings will be shown in your profile if you have one! Absolutely lovely Only rhd cars produced and all with windscreens.. Is that all - surely an investment, a fairly unique machine. Just dont damage it!

    I've not seen one in years and I'd completely forgotten they existed. It still seemed weirdly proportioned compared to it's competition. While working for an Essex-based car importer in the early noughties, I had to collect one of these from Harwich port. Of course it had the default flat battery and, by the time I'd found that, started it and worked out I had to twist the gear lever for reverse, it was pouring with rain.

    I got soaked on the drive home, but had a LOT of fun. View all comments in the forums Make a comment. All-new BMW 3 Series revealed.

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