• Oct 24, 2008


Click above to view more of the Dacia Sandero F1 edition

Oh, this is just precious. We have no problem with Renaultsport rolling out F1-themed versions of its hot hatches because, well, they're pretty hot. Some of the hottest hatches around, actually, it's worth re-iterating. But we can't help but feel this is pushing things a little too far.

Renault's Dacia division is supposed to be a budget-oriented, no frills sub-brand. And while F1 may be working on the budget orientation, spec'ing out some low-cost econo-boxes with go-fast bits is a little much. But that's what they're doing at the Sao Paulo auto show soon to kick off in Brazil. To compound the issue, the pair of F1 Team editions of the Dacia Sandero and Dacia Logan receive no mechanical upgrades whatsoever, just a fresh coat of paint and some decals. So while American driving enthusiasts may look longingly at F1 Team editions of the Clio and Megane, this is one we can do without.

[Source: Argentina Auto Blog (no relation)]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is pretty common here in Brazil, ridiculous.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yep. Good old time when we Had The Puma GTO, Miura and the almighty Gol GTI.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So this is what became of Dacia, the Cold War-era Romanian builder of Renault designs?
      • 6 Years Ago
      James May must be thrilled...
        • 6 Years Ago
        I can't wait for, "Great news! The Dacia Sandero is now available in F1 Team specification!"
      • 6 Years Ago

      The cheapest poseur mobile?
      • 6 Years Ago
      FAIL