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R8 Gordini

R8_Gordini
1970
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SPORTS

ICON

FOR ALL

Renault 8 Gordini signalled the dawn of a new sports driving age (or almost). By offering a sporty version - under the name Gordini - of a large series model, Renault could offer affordable sports cars: it was the birth of the GTI before the name even existed.

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spirit

A DEBT

TO AMÉDÉE

Launched in 1964, Renault 8 Gordini owed its name to its engineer, Amédée Gordini. It adopted re-designed drive trains, improved braking and a 95 hp engine (almost twice the power of the classic Renault 8 engine). In 1966, the “Gorde”, as it was nicknamed, further improved by its engine (now 1300 cc), was equipped with a 5-gear gearbox for a maximum speed of 175 kph. This performance cemented its reputation in competitions.

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interior

WELL

PREPARED

Renault managed to push the Renault Gordini engine to 95 hp, by adopting a new hemispherical cylinder head and two Weber carburettors. Once this engine had been further improved, the Renault 8 Gordini appealed to a great many drivers, amateurs as well as professionals.

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original soundtrack

LISTEN TO

THIS PLAYLIST

Like a great rock classic, the engine sounds of Renault 8 Gordini are not to be missed, filling our ears with wonderful memories.

style

A LIVING

LEGEND

What other car is more easily identifiable than Renault 8 Gordini? Its two legendary white stripes on blue background make the car stand out in a crowd.

technical features

UP TO

175 KPH

  • production

    over 11,800 vehicles from 1964 to 1970 out of 1.3 million vehicles

  • Performance and engine

    4 cylinders from 1108 cc to 1255 cc

    from 95 to 110 hp

    4-speed gearbox (for the 1108 cc) or 5-speed (for the 1255 cc)

    170-175 kph depending on version

  • dimensions
    Length 4,00 m
    Width 1,49 m
    Height 1 ,37 m
  • architecture

    three-box body

    transverse engine to the rear

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“GORDE”

STYLE

Match your outfits to the Renault 8 Gordini colours or opt for a miniature to replay rally victories in your head.

heritage

BREEDER

OF

CHAMPIONS

Renault 8 Gordini can be proud of having a competition dedicated to it. In 1966, the publication ‘Moteurs, Renault et Dunlop’ created the Renault 8 Gordini National Cup. Aspiring drivers and owners of the little blue spitfire faced off in this competition, which revealed several drivers who went on to great things: Andruet, Cudini, Darniche, Jabouille, Jarier, Leclère, Malcher, Ragnotti and Thérier.

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