QUEEN OF SALES
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.
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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In 1962, Renault Dauphine Gordini was removed from the catalogue, making way for another sporty version of the Dauphine, the “1093”. The adventure was short-lived as Renault Dauphine Gordini returned in 1963, and became highly sought-after, particularly for export. Although sale of the “standard” Renault Dauphine ended in 1962 to make way for Renault 8, Renault Dauphine Gordini continued to roll off production lines until December 1967. With top speed of 126 kph and 0-100 km in 27 seconds, it offered an unbeatable value price/performance ratio.
over 178,223 units from 1961 to 1968 out of 2.1 million Renault Dauphine units
- Performance and engine
4 cylinders inline, 845 cc
- dimensionsLength 3,95 mWidth 1,52 mHeight 1 ,40 m