In 1995, the Formula One magic of Williams was brought to the Renault Laguna for the new season. Externally, the car looked like a standard Laguna, in line with the rules of BTCC, but it was a very different beast under the hood. Sodemo Moteurs tuned the four-cylinder, 1,998 cc engine to produce 280hp and a top speed of 260 km/h. Alain Menu, 1994 BTCC runner-up, was joined by the 1991 champion Will Hoy to fully exploit the potential of the new Renault Laguna BTCC.