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R12 GORDINI

R12-Gordini
1972
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IN THE GORDE’S

FOOTSTEPS

In 1970, Renault 12 Gordini was successor to a myth: Renault 8 Gordini, then its heyday. Although it featured the blue colour and the white stripes that belong to the legend, Renault 12 Gordini did not convey exactly the same philosophy. In fact, R12 Gordini is a front-wheel drive with the engine in front, while for its predecessor it was located in the back. So it was a breakthrough. More powerful, more reliable and safer, it has all the assets to take up the challenge.

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WATCH

YOUR

WEIGHT

Renault presented its sporty three-box saloon, R12 Gordini, to the public at the Paris Motor Show in October 1970. Since R12 Gordini was designed for competition, Renault had to streamline it as far as possible for group 1 certification. The bumpers were removed, the front seats were tubular with fabric stretched by elastic, and the rear seat was in reality simple blocks of foam covered with anthracite sheet.

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interior

FRONT-WHEEL

POWER

Renault 12 Gordini was the first front-wheel drive to enter competition with such a high level of power. In fact its 4-cylinder 1565 cc engine derived from the Renault 16 TS engine develops 113 hp DIN at 6250 rpm. With these attributes and front ventilated disc brakes, it is a formidable machine. Its top speed reaches 185 kph.

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original soundtrack

LISTEN TO

THIS PLAYLIST

A cult vehicle like the one before it, Renault 12 Gordini offers sounds evocative of sports and racing.

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LEADING ROLE

In 2021, Renault 12 Gordini made a remarkable cinema appearance in the French film “OSS 117: Alerte rouge en Afrique noire” (From Africa with Love), driven by Jean Dujardin in the role of secret agent Hubert Bonnisseur de la Bath, known as “OSS 117”.

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technical features

113 HP

  • production

    5188 units out of 4 million

  • Performance and engine

    1565 cc petrol engine developing 113 hp DIN

    185 kph

  • dimensions
    Length 4,33 m
    Width 1,60 m
    Height 1 ,44 m
  • architecture

    three-box saloon

    front engine, front-wheel drive

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BLUE AND WHITE

SIGNATURE

Like all the models from the sporty line, Renault 12 Gordini stands out with its blue colour and white stripes; come discover the style.

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