competitive dauphine

Dauphine Gordini

Renault Dauphine gordini
1968
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TAKING OVER

FROM THE

QUEEN OF SALES

Renault Dauphine owes its name to its mission: to take over from the queen of sales from the 1950s: Renault 4CV. Its shared the engine located in the rear and the three-box body with its older sister. Result: Dauphine wowed the court as it in turn became the top-selling saloon in France. Dauphine Gordini was the result of the collaboration between Amédée Gordini and Renault.

1968
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IT’S BETTER

WITH TWO

Following a victory by a classic Renault Dauphine at the Monte Carlo Rally and the Tour de Corse in 1956, Amédée Gordini had the idea of making a sporty version of this vehicle. The collaboration between Gordini and Renault started in 1961 with Ondine Gordini (Ondine had a higher finish than Dauphine), followed rapidly by Dauphine Gordini.

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4 x 2 = 8

Renault Dauphine Gordini was equipped with an 845 cc engine that forced it to compete in the 1000 cc category (where it was slightly below par in terms of performance). Anecdotally, this engine served as the base for development of a 1690 cc V8 engine. Obtained from 2 contiguous 4-cylinder engines, this V8 was intended for the Prototype 900, produced in 1959 and predating MPVs(!).

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A Dauphine that sounds like a rally queen: discover the sounds of Dauphine Gordini.

technical features

178,223

UNITS

(1961-68)

  • production

    over 178,223 units from 1961 to 1968 out of 2.1 million Renault Dauphine units

  • Performance and engine

    4 cylinders inline, 845 cc

    38 hp

    126 kph

  • dimensions
    Length 3,95 m
    Width 1,52 m
    Height 1 ,40 m
  • architecture

    three-box saloon

    rear-wheel drive

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