a front-wheel-drive duo
Unveiled in 1971, the Renault 15 and 17 remain unique in automotive history. Basing both cars on the Renault 12 platform, the diamond-brand chose to offer not one but two four-seater coupés!
The characteristic sound of Renault R17 has to be that of its wing seats and the multiple settings. Listen and immerse yourself in the warm and cosy atmosphere.
Designed by Gaston Juchet, Renault 15 and Renault 17 each had a different look to suit different customers’ tastes. Renault 15 was a more discreet, family-oriented car with large glazed surfaces, while Renault 17 opted for a more distinctive design, with a sportier, more eye-catching appearance. With its wide visible roll bar, side louvers and four front headlights, it was unmistakeable, turning heads wherever it went.
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Renault 17 went down in Renault’s motor racing history as the car with which the marque claimed its first world rally championship win (group 2). In October 1974, three Renault 17s lined up for the 26th Press on Regardless rally in Michigan, USA. Despite tough competition, the small Renaults and their drivers performed wonders: Jean-Luc Therier won the race ahead of the Stratos driven by Sandro Munari, while Jean-Pierre Nicolas and Bernard Darniche consolidated Renault’s success, taking third and sixth place overall.
around 95,000 units from 1971 to 1979
- Performance and engine
4 cylinders with carburettors from 1,565 cm3 to 1,647 cm3 depending on version
from 90 hp to 108 hp depending on version
170 kph to 185 kph depending on version
- dimensionsLength 4,26 mWidth 1,63 mHeight 1,32 m