the luxury standard

Type JV (40CV)

Renault Type JV 02
1922
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LUXURY

MODEL

At the dawn of the 20th century, Renault 40 CV was THE flagship luxury model for the French car maker. It was presented at the Paris Motor Show in December 1910, launched in 1922 (for the JV1 version) and sold until 1928.

1922

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Renault 40 CV Type JV1 is the “Madame Plus” from Renault; over 9 litre capacity, 2.6 metric tonnes, over 5 metres long, and fuel consumption of around 27 litres per 100 km. This extravagance made the 40 CV the luxury icon for Renault. It was for sale at 52,000 French francs in 1922, a considerable sum at the time!

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BRAKES

A 2.6 tonne car with speed of up to 130 kph: imagine the brakes you need for that! For 40 CV, Renault improved its cable-controlled drum brakes by adopting a servobraking system as standard, patented by Louis Renault.

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original soundtrack

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The humming of the Renault 40 CV Type JV 1 engine will take you right back to the start of the 20th century.

technical features

PATENTED

SERVO-BRAKE

  • production

    190 JV and JV1 units produced in 1922 and 1923

  • Performance and engine

    6 cylinders inline, 9121 cc

    4-speed gearbox + reverse

    130 kph

  • dimensions
    Length 5,20 m
    Width 1,80 m
    Height 2,00 m
  • architecture

    Torpedo bodywork on separate chassis, front-wheel drive

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TRANSMISSION

Renault 40 CV Type JV1 was launched at the 1922 Motor Show. It was sold until 1928. It was replaced the same year by Renault Reinastella, which took over as the luxury model for Renault.

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