Launched in 1910, Renault Type CH delivered everything a sports car fan could have asked for: a short, straight chassis, and open car body, a large engine (4 cylinder, 5 litres, and 20-horsepower). Despite all these features, Renault Type CH was a light-weight version of Type CE, with sporty DNA to boot.
A Grand Tourer ahead of its time, Renault Type CH stood out mostly for its sporty innovations. It was fitted with a heated carburettor and 4-speed gearbox (with a direct-drive 4th gear for which Louis Renault himself filed the patent). Along with enhanced engine cooling and lubrication systems, Renault Type CH featured a handbrake, on drums attached to rear wheel hubs, and a foot brake, on a drive shaft drum after a gear change.
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Renault Type CH is remarkable for its range of patented innovations (lubrication, cooling, carburation, and a lighter more solid rear axle), but it has another small yet glaring characteristic: the roof does not cover the rear seats, leaving the poor passengers at the back having to face the elements!
- Performance and engine
Max. speed: 70 km/h
- dimensionsLength 4.60 mWidth 1.55 mHeight 1.52 m
Open car body