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Type K

TypeK
1902
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RACING,

THE BEST

PUBLICITY

The Renault Bros were well aware that the sporting exploits of their K Type (and the ensuing media coverage) would be the best form of advertising for their cars. As early as 1903, they offered models with 10-14 hp, derived from the victorious K Type, clearly highlighting the qualities of their race car.

1902
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interior

HOMEMADE

The Type K that won the Paris-Vienna race (in Austria) was fitted with a brand new Renault engine (replacing the previous DeDion-Bouton engine). This 4-cylinder engine was a first for the brand (a few months or weeks earlier, there had been a twin engine. The 4-cylinder came about from coupling the two twin-cylinder engines). For a first attempt, it was a master stroke!

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original soundtrack

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THIS PLAYLIST

The sounds emitted by Type K provided the soundtrack to the early 20th century. From the old-fashioned horn to the engine, this model will really take you back in time.

technical features

THE 1ST

RENAULT

4-CYLINDER

  • Performance and engine

    4 cylinders cast in two blocks, 3,770 cm3

    24 hp

    3-speed gearbox + reverse

    125 kph

  • dimensions
    Length 3,43 m
    Width 1,48 m
    Height 1,39 m
  • architecture

    lightweight 2-seater car, front engine, rear-wheel drive

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