Renault, make it so...

Renault is namechecking the Lotus Elise as a target in terms of price and luxury, admitting it'd be overambitious to drag the Renault name too upmarket and take on, say, the Porsche Cayman. "I think it shouldn't be too luxurious," Breun agrees. "Every time Renault and Alpine tried this before, it got worse and worse."

So, a lightweight, no-frills, rear-drive, RenaultSport-fettled sports car that will be built, given enough public clamour: what are you waiting for? Start a petition, write a letter to your MP, or - more sensibly - log onto the topgear.com comments section, and tell Renault exactly why making this thing is far more important than facelifting the Grand Scenic. This one is in your hands...

(Words: Sam Philip, Pics: Rowan Horncastle)