1998 Renault Sport Spider

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    5/1998
  • Mileage 
    12 682 km / 7 881 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Sport Yellow Pearl 535
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Yellow
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    215 PS / 159 kW / 213 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Renault Sport Spider is powered by the 150bhp, 16v four cylinder, engine, which was first seen in the Renault Clio Williams and also used in the original Megane Coupe 16v. Given the relatively light weight of this car, that's enough to make it very fast indeed. Rest to 60mph takes just 6.9 seconds on the way to a maximum speed of 134mph. Take a seat behind the wheel and you instantly know that this car means business; quite simply it's more race car than road car. With a single aluminium bar dominating the dashboard, there are only three dials set into a central pod on the dash. They don't include a speedometer, instead a rev counter, with oil and water pressure gauges. To complete the sports car feel, there are body-hugging Recaro bucket seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and adjustable pedals so the driver can achieve the absolute optimum driving position. The windows meanwhile, pivot up to open, arguably practical, certainly distinctive.

This Sport Spider has spent the majority of its life being cosseted in France. Consequently, the warm climate has been very kind to the car and it is most unusual to find one that is original and unmodified. Having covered only 12,682 kilometres from new, the car presents very well with very few imperfections.

The Spider model was unfortunately discontinued after only a year and a half of production, with a total of 1635 examples manufactured. As a result, it is very rare to find a Sport Spider in this condition.