THROWBACK THURSDAY. Remember the Renault Espace F1?

Throwback Thursday. Practicality meets insanity. The Renault Espace F1

Renault Espace F1 02

With Formula 1 launch season well underway, we’re harking back for this Throwback Thursday to perhaps the single greatest bit of F1 promotion ever. It’s the Renault Espace F1.

In 1994, Renault was celebrating ten years of its Espace minivan, and it wanted to mark the occasion with a suitably insane project. Their solution? The Espace F1, a vehicle put together with the help of Matra and the 1992 F1 title-winning V10 engine,

This video from Nouxe Productions shows the F1 being fired up once again back in 2002, and racing ace Jean Ragnotti takes it for a spin at more than 300kph. It’s the ideal car for taking the kids to Magny Cours.

Source – Nouxe Productions 

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