• Nov 13, 2009

2009 Renault Laguna Coupe – Click above for high-res image gallery

Renaultsport is certainly proving itself a garage full of busy little castors, isn't it? The French automaker's performance division is working on a new Formula Renault car, built in-house to replace its outsourced predecessor, and just announced the launch of the Gordini brand to slot in above its existing RS hatchbacks. Now reports from the Old World indicate that the division is also set to take over the company's GT range, slotting in below the existing Renaultsport lineup.

Among the first new products which Renaultsport could be working on, according to Autocar, is a successor to the short-lived Laguna GT, which was recently withdrawn from the UK market while continuing limited sales in the rest of Europe. The existing car already features a four-wheel-steering system developed by Renaultsport.

Previously, the RS division only worked its magic on the company's hatchbacks – large and small – but with the inclusion of the GT range in its rapidly-expanding portfolio, a Renaultsport-tuned Laguna GT capable of actually tackling Laguna Seca could be looming on the horizon.



[Source: Autocar]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Accord coupe with Tiburon hips. Not digging it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well, it's not built for your tastes... so it's not really surprising.

        After all, why would a European company design a product that is "liked" by American consumers?

        That wouldn't make sense at all. If you did, it probably would not be well received in many European countries.

        We really don't like each others designs, despite the things we have in common we really have very, very different tastes. It's the cultures we grow up in, it decides what we like.

        And especially within Europe, there is more variety than in the US [in tastes and cultures]. Remember we are 50 countries, actual countries, not "states". And each one has at least one culture and more likely several. The US just has slight variations on the same.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is a beautiful car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now that the Saturn deal has been killed, will Penske be importing cars under a different name? If he imported cars like these, he may have a hit.