If you thought Renault’s naming system for its sporty hatches was already ridiculous with the RenaultSport (…and horsepower) moniker wait until the French firm launches a new line of models that will revive the Gordini nameplate. See, instead of replacing the RenaultSport name, the Gordini badge will be used on more premium and chic versions of the automaker’s hot hatches that will benefit from specific cosmetic and equipment upgrades – but not from any kind of mechanical tweaks.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Renault to Revive Gordini Badge on its RS Hot Hatches
And that despite the fact that the iconic nameplate was once used on the Renault 8 Gordini rally car of the mid 1960s which later on gave birth to a 1300cc version for the Gordini Cup one-make race series.