BENTLEY MOTORS, THE CENTENARY
The British manufacturer, founded on 10 July 1919, is using Rétromobile to get the festivities for its 100th birthday under way. The manufacturer’s stand will be showcasing two superb vehicles: a 1920 Bentley EXP 2 and the new GTC 635 convertible, exclusively launched in December in Paris. They symbolise the British manufacturer’s heritage and dedication to innovation.
RENAULT: 40 YEARS OF A REVOLUTIONARY VEHICLE
1 July 1979, the French Grand Prix at the Dijon-Prenois motor racing circuit: Jean-Pierre Jabouille is behind the wheel of a Renault RS10 and clinches the first Formula One World Championship victory for Renault. René Arnoux (driving a Renault RS10) brings Renault yet more success, finishing in third position in the championships. 40 years later, Renault is celebrating the anniversary of this revolutionary victory, exhibiting the 1979 Formula One RS10, together with a selection of iconic production vehicles. They illustrate how, starting in 1980, Renault was able to incorporate the technologies that it had acquired from motor racing into its ranges of production vehicles.
We could see 11 Renault models with turbo engines on show: Formula One RS10, 5 turbo, 18 turbo, 5 Alpine turbo, Fuego turbo, 9 and 11 turbo, 5 GT Turbo, 21 2.0 turbo, Safrane Biturbo and Mégane R.S.