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    Renault espace f1

    Renault espace f1

    In February , the Espace was retired in the United Kingdom , as part of a cost cutting plan. However, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Espace, the French created a different version that only sat four. Douai , France Douai Renault Factory. Wasn't there talk of it becoming the F1 safety car? Welcome to the world's fastest minivan.

    Renault espace f1

    Renault espace f1

    Renault espace f1

    Renault espace f1

    Renault espace f1

    Renault Espace - Wikipedia

    The Renault Espace is a mid-size luxury crossover [1] [2] manufactured by Renault currently in its fifth generation. The first three generations Espace was among the first contemporary minivans or MPVs and were manufactured by Matra for Renault. The name "Espace" means "space" in French. In February , the Espace was retired in the United Kingdom , as part of a cost cutting plan. The Espace's design was originally conceived in the s by the British designer Fergus Pollock , who was working for Chrysler UK , at its design centre at Whitley in Coventry.

    The Espace was originally intended to be sold as a Talbot , and to be a replacement for the Matra Rancho leisure activity vehicle. Early prototypes used Simca parts, and hence featured a grille reminiscent of the Simca Chrysler Alpine. PSA decided the Espace was too expensive and too risky a design to put into production, so it was given to Matra, which took the idea to Renault. The Matra concept became the Renault Espace. The design featured a fibreglass body mounted on a warm-galvanised steel chassis, using the same technique and assembly line at the factory as the Talbot Matra Murena.

    Renault espace f1

    The introduction of the Espace required the relatively small factory to cease the production of the Murena to make room for the Espace. The Espace was eventually launched by Renault in July After a slow start, a mere nine Espaces were sold in the first month, [5] consumers realised the benefits of the MPV concept and the Espace became popular. It was sold in the United Kingdom from August To accommodate the diesel engine, these have a protruding grille and a correspondingly larger front bumper.

    The Espaces came first and second. The chassis and mechanical components of the car remained largely unchanged. The most obvious cosmetic exterior difference, between the very first Espaces and the revamped post models, were the changed headlights: Along with the changes in design, a four-wheel drive version called Quadra was also introduced.

    Renault espace f1

    A heavily revised Espace was launched in January , adopting the Renault family look, to replace the Talbot themed styling of the original. This was essentially a re skin of the original car, with a new dashboard and other interior improvements. The chassis was unchanged. Production ceased in October However, he went on to say, "But that's like saying, 'Oh good, I've got syphilis, the best of the sexually transmitted diseases! In , Renault displayed a show car called the Espace F1, which was created by Matra to celebrate both the tenth anniversary of the Espace and Renault's involvement in Formula One racing.

    Though it resembled an Espace with substantial bodywork changes, the vehicle had more in common with a Formula One car. The vehicle used a lightweight carbon fibre F1 style chassis in combination with a carbon fibre-reinforced Espace J63 series body as opposed to fibreglass on the standard model.

    As with an F1 car, the V10 engine was mid-engined as opposed to the conventional front-engined layout and the power was transmitted to the rear wheels via a six speed semi automatic gearbox, also used in the Williams FW15C.

    Renault espace f1

    This version of the Espace was featured in driving simulator game Gran Turismo 2. The third generation Espace arrived in December , with the long wheelbase Grand Espace coming to market in the beginning of The third generation Espace was the last Espace to be built by Matra the short lived Avantime was subsequently produced on the same production line.

    During , Matra and MG Rover discussed a possible deal to build reskinned Espaces, as well as market them. However, the deal failed to happen. The fourth generation Espace arrived in November , being the first entirely Renault developed and produced model.

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