the luxury standard
Type JV (40CV)
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.
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!
The humming of the Renault 40 CV Type JV 1 engine will take you right back to the start of the 20th century.
In 1922 and 1923, Renault 40 CV was produced in 190 units (42 Type JV and 148 Type JV1). With torpedo bodywork in its plant version, Renault 40 CV JV 1 also gave rise to “coupé limousine”, “landaulet” and “scaphandrier” versions: named after coachbuilders that are no longer in vogue but are evocative of luxury. Renault 40 CV Type JV1 was so luxurious that a few vehicles were produced for the French President.
190 JV and JV1 units produced in 1922 and 1923
- Performance and engine
6 cylinders inline, 9121 cc
4-speed gearbox + reverse
- dimensionsLength 5,20 mWidth 1,80 mHeight 2,00 m
Torpedo bodywork on separate chassis, front-wheel drive
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.