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Of the two, the 17 was designed to appeal to a younger audience, with the TS model the choice of the enthusiast.
It used the engine from the 16 TX to give this Renault 12-based coupe genuine pace.
Powered by a twin-choke Weber carburettor 1400cc engine, the 5 Gordini could sprint to 60mph in 10.7 seconds before reaching a top speed of 110mph.
And yet, despite all of this, we can’t help but love the unhinged and ‘mad as a box of frogs’ Clio V6. Renaultsport Megane 230 F1 Team R26But if you fancied a little soundproofing and the option to carry some rear seat passengers, the Renaultsport Megane 230 F1 Team R26 is arguably the next best thing.
Renault 21 Turbo“The 21 Turbo is the best sporting saloon Renault has ever built,” proclaimed Autocar in 1988. With 175hp on tap, the 21 Turbo could sprint to 60mph in just under eight seconds, before going on to reach a top speed of 137mph. R is, perhaps, not only one of the best hot Renaults of all-time, but one of the best hot hatches the world has ever seen. Sure, there were a few – no rear seats, polycarbonate side and rear windows, no climate control, to name but three – but the R26. Ridiculously long name aside, the R26 was, until the arrival of the R26. A 230hp 2.0-litre turbocharged engine and a limited slip diff were just two of the highlights.
Renault 16 TXThe Renault 16 was a pioneer of the hatchback body, which makes the 16 TX a kind of hot hatch of the 1970s.
It was based on the TS and featured a five-speed gearbox, four iodine headlights, a rear spoiler and Gordini alloy wheels.