Image Credit: Renault via oldcarmanualproject

When I was a kid living in Germany, I remember seeing Renault Sport Spiders all over the place. It, along with cars like the Opel Speedster and, strangely, the first-generation Audi TT, jump-started my love of cars. And how could it not? Mid engine, rear-drive, manual, incredibly light, looks like a toy—it’s a recipe for child-inspiration.