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In 1930, Renault Nervastella, a new 8-cylinder model, was an addition to the manufacturer’s range; its bodywork is no more no less than that of the Renault Vivastella with a longer bonnet. Its monoblock engine had the same dimensions as 10 CV 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engines of Renault Vivasix. Renault Nervastella was also quickly adopted because if offered silence and flexibility.
Even if Renault launched enticing and elegant factory bodyworks at attractive prices, the most demanding customers could buy a chassis along with its mechanical components and entrust the bodywork to a craftsman coachbuilder. Based on the customisation principle, Renault Nervastella was part of the Stella line, a range designed by Louis Renault for high-end models to stand out.
Renault Nervastalla especially stood out thanks to its gearbox with four forward gears, with synchronised third and fourth gears. A rare and innovative technology for the time, which highlighted the car’s luxury features. In addition, Renault Nervastella was equipped with an engine with 8 cylinders inline, 4,240 to 5,448 cc depending on versions (available between 1935 and 1937). This engine helped to achieve a top speed of 125 kph in the 1930s!
With its gearbox, exceptional at the time, Renault Nervastella led the way to humming engines.
Henry Binder, a craftsman coachbuilder would fashion the majestic Nervastella, which was built on a TG4 chassis, a bodywork designed for unique purposes. 20 other special-purpose versions were built using the Nervastalla TG 4 chassis; only 256 (total for all versions) were manufactured between 1932 and 1933. Streamlined, Renault Nervastella impressed because of its shell-shaped headlamps.
- Performance and engine
- Max speed 125 kph
- 8 cylinders inline
- 4,240 cc to 5,448 cc between 1935 and 1937
- dimensionsLength 5.10mWidth 1.85mHeight 1.90m
- right steering wheel
- rear suspension with 2 cantilever oblique springs completed by a transverse leaf spring.
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Renault Suprastella took over from Renault Nervastella. It was introduced as a Minister’s car initially meant for dignitaries and major company directors. At the height of luxury, its career was, however, short-lived, lasting only from 1938 and 1939.