a front-wheel-drive duo

R17 TL

R17
1972
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THE

WINNING

COMBO!

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!

1972
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interior

ALL PETALS

AND CAPS:

SUMMER IN R17

Renault 17 was Renault’s first ever front-wheel drive coupé. Renault 17 truly stood out, most notably with its unique dashboard with four visors over the dials on the early versions. Another original feature was the iconic “wing seats”, added to the restyled 1976 generation. There was also a convertible version of the Renault 17 and - a much-sought after version for collectors - a Gordini sports model (with a 108 hp, 1,605 cm3 engine).

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original soundtrack

LISTEN TO

THIS PLAYLIST

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.

archives

LUCKY

CHARMS

Here’s a fun fact you can use to impress your friends: in Italy, where 17 is an unlucky number (like 13 in a number of other countries), Renault 17 was renamed “177”. That name change can be explained by superstition, but we don’t know why Renault 17 was renamed in the US. There, Renault 17 went by the name of “Sports Coupé”.

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technical features

UP TO

185 KPH

  • production

    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

  • dimensions
    Length 4,26 m
    Width 1,63 m
    Height 1,32 m
  • architecture

    two-box coupé

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