special k, pure energy!
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.
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.
Covering 1,300 km at an average 62.5 kph on the rugged Alpine roads is still quite a respectful performance today. So imagine doing it during a Paris-Vienna race in 1902! This astonishing feat was achieved by Marcel Renault at the wheel of a Type K, and was totally unexpected by his rivals (in more powerful but heavier cars). He was so far out in front that the race officials weren’t ready to wave him past the finish line!
- Performance and engine
4 cylinders cast in two blocks, 3,770 cm3
3-speed gearbox + reverse
- dimensionsLength 3,43 mWidth 1,48 mHeight 1,39 m
lightweight 2-seater car, front engine, rear-wheel drive