From 1986 to 1994, one of Renault’s most popular models was the Renault 21, a large family car that sold more than 2million units across different badges in different markets and in two key body shapes: saloon and estate. Meanwhile, the Fédération Française du Sport Automobile’s (FFSA) French Supertouring Championship, which launched in 1976 was gaining in popularity, with the 1987 title taken by Érik Comas in the Renault 5 Maxi Turbo. A plan was hatched for an attempt at the 1988 championship that included the creation of a Superproduction model of the ever-popular Renault 21.